At this week's annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, one of the buzz topics will surely be the ongoing reform of the institution's safeguards policy. In a guest opinion, a senior official currently evaluating ADB safeguards suggests how MDBs can meet financial commitments without endangering social and environmental outcomes.

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  • Vinod Thomas

    Vinod Thomas is director general of the Asian Development Bank's Independent Evaluation Department since 2011. Thomas also has 35 years experience with the World Bank, where his last position was director general and vice president of the Independent Evaluation Group.