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Biography

Dr Rob D. van den Berg has been President of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) since 2014. His part-time positions include Visiting Professor at King’s College London and Honorary Associate at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

He is the Chair of the Advisory Group on Evaluation and Learning at the Climate Investment Funds at the World Bank, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of Wilton Park in the UK.

His past positions include Director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (2004-2014), Director of the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1999-2004), Senior Advisor on Research at the European Commission and various positions in Dutch development cooperation. From 2002 to 2004, he was the chairman of the OECD/DAC Network on Development Evaluation.

Research

Rob has published more than 30 articles on development, research and evaluation and has co-edited five books. He studied contemporary history at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

His current research is on evaluation of sustainability and transformational change in light of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals.