In January 2009, the Senior Management of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) created the Evaluation Office (ODE), independently of the Business Cycle (CC) and attached to the Office of the Chief Economist (OEJ), in order to adopt an international best practice recommended by the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) of the institutional self-evaluation. Later in 2011, the process was strengthened by CABEI's "Plan for the Modernization of CABEI (Reforms, Measures and Strategic Actions)" where functional reforms were instructed to strengthen the Bank's strategic-institutional evaluation and monitoring mechanisms.

The tasks of the ODEI were redesigned in 2012, creating a new unit that reports to the Board.