The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) announced on Tuesday the appointment of Emmanuel Jimenez, director of public sector evaluations at the World Bank Group, as its executive director.
Richard Manning, Chair of 3ie, announced that the board of commissioners had appointed Jimenez to succeed Howard White.
Jimenez, who has been associated with the World Bank Group for 30 years, is expected to take up the position in February or March next year. He will initially be posted at the 3ie office in Washington before being transferred to the New Delhi office later.
3ie, which funds impact evaluation studies and reviews in the development sector, has three offices - in New Delhi, London and Washington, DC.
Following the announcement, Jimenez said, "I'm excited, humbled and honoured by this appointment. I'm very much looking forward to contributing through what I've learned in my many years of researching, designing, implementing and evaluating development programmes."
While Manning said he hoped that Jimenez will bring "to this position his long experience as a policy adviser", White said he was pleased with the appointment of "Jimenez as my successor".
"I am confident that Manny will be able to take 3ie to the next level, engaging more deeply with policymakers around the world to increase the production and use of evidence, and building larger levels of donor support so 3ie grows to fulfil its original mission as a global fund for impact evaluation," White added.