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Report on the Independence of the Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV) of the African Development Bank
At a meeting of the Board’s Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) of the African Development Bank held in October 2004, executive directors called for an arm’s length assessment of the independence of the Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV). Acting on behalf of CODE, OPEV contracted two Senior Evaluation Advisers (SEAs) who carried out their assignment during August-October 2005. This report presents their findings and recommendations. It identifies actions that executive directors may wish to consider to tackle real and perceived threats to OPEV’s autonomy, objectivity and impartiality.