About Us

The Office of Independent Evaluation (OIE) reports to CDB's Oversight and Assurance Committee, a subcommittee of its Board of Directors. It is charged with assessing the performance and results of the Bank's assistance to its Borrowing Member Countries.

Our Role

OIE generates evaluation knowledge to improve programmes and promote accountability for results. Working with qualified consultants, it gathers and analyses data and present reports on CDB's major sectors, themes and country programmes. It also validates self-evaluations by the Operations.

By the numbers

Evaluation Activities- March 2012 - May 2018
Anguilla
1
Antigua
1
The Bahamas
1
Barbados
2
Belize
3
Dominica
2
Grenada
4
Guyana
1
Haiti
1
Jamaica
6
Regional
3
St. Kitts and Nevis
4
St. Lucia
3
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
5

The evaluation function:

fosters learning

and organizational development

supports

policy and strategic decision-­making

ensures

accountability for results

Our Team

Reporting to the Board of Directors, OIE independently evaluates projects, programmes and technical assistance financed by the CDB.

 

James Melanson
Office of Independent Evaluation
Head, Office of Independent Evaluation
(246) 431-1751

Ongoing Evaluations

Thematic and Sector Evaluation: Disaster Risk Management

The evaluation of the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Disaster Management Strategy and Operational Guidelines (DiMSOG) will review how CDB has supported disaster preparedness, mitigation, and recovery among its borrowing members.  It will identify specific recommendations for CDB’s role in Disaster Risk Management, given institutional and natural disaster context, and how these could be incorporated into an updated strategy in 2018.

Evaluation of the Gender Equality Policy and Operational Strategy of the Caribbean Development Bank

This evaluation will examine the extent to which the Bank’s activities have promoted gender equality, and gather lessons and recommendations to inform a new iteration of the Gender Policy and Operational Strategy. The relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of Bank interventions will be assessed, as well as the institutional factors that influence investment and mainstreaming of gender equality in Bank activities.

Cluster Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation (CSPE) of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and Overseas Development Territories (2005-2017)

This CSPE will be a country cluster evaluation, focusing on the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Overseas Dependent Territories (ODTs). By assessing and interpreting past performance, the CSPE will provide forward-looking conclusions and recommendations to inform design and implementation of future interventions by CDB in the OECS and ODTs.

Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation (2007 – 2015) Country Strategy Evaluability Assessment (2017 - 2021) Haiti

This Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation seeks to provide credible and reliable information on CDB’s performance in Haiti to enable lessons and recommendations to be drawn that may be used to improve the Bank’s future strategies and country assistance programming.  An evaluability assessment of the new Haiti Country Strategy (2017-2021) will also be undertaken with particular focus on the CSP results frameworks.