Deputy Director General, Independent Evaluation Department
Asian Development Bank
Véronique Salze-Lozac’h is Deputy Director General in the Independent Evaluation Department (IED), Asian Development Bank (ADB). Ms. Salze-Lozac'h is an economist, with a strong political science background and 30 years of experience working for both the public and the private sector on inclusive growth, private sector development, and policy reforms in Africa and Asia (where she has been living since 2003. Ms. Salze-Lozac'h supports IED’s Director General in promoting high quality independent evaluations that enhance ADB’s accountability and provide evidence-based lessons for better development outcomes. She is particularly responsible for the Evaluation Knowledge Management activities, ensuring that evaluation knowledge is accessible, valued and utilized. Prior to that, Ms. Salze-Lozac'h was Chief Economist at The Asia Foundation, where she supported Asian public and private initiatives to enhance economic governance for a more inclusive and sustainable development across 18 countries. She led research and evaluation work on key development challenges in Asia, working with governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, as well as the private sector. Before joining the Foundation, Ms. Salze-Lozac’h worked on economic projects in Africa, Europe and Asia where she implemented investment projects and managed public-private partnerships for research and development (R& D) programs.