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Emmanuel Jimenez

Director General, Independent Evaluation Department
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Emmanuel Jimenez

Emmanuel Jimenez is the Director General of the Independent Evaluation Department of the Asian Development Bank. In more than 30 years, Mr. Jimenez focused on evaluation, policy advice and research in the fields of economic development. He served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE) from February 2015 to February 2020, and led the organization’s work in 40 countries, raised funds from government and private donors, and advocated globally for evidence use in decision-making. 

From 2012-2014, he headed the Public Sector Department of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) at the World Bank Group (WBG). He joined WBG in 1984 to conduct research on public and social policies and lead regional departments responsible for operations on human development (education, health, nutrition, population, and social protection) and provided strategic direction and management oversight for large lending programs. 

Mr. Jimenez has written extensively on economic development in books, peer-reviewed professional journals, and reports, with emphasis on public policy to improve the social and economic outcomes of low-income households and individuals. In addition to routinely giving lectures on the subject of international economic development, he is the managing editor of The Journal of Development Effectiveness. 

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