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Rob D. van den Berg

Honorary Associate

Rob D. van den Berg is Visiting Professor at King’s College, London, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of Wilton Park. He chairs the Evaluation Advisory Panel of IFAD and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Transformational Change Learning Partnership at the Climate Investment Funds at the World Bank.

He has had a long career in international development, first at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, where from 1999-2004 he was Director of the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department. From 2004-2014 he was Director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility at the World Bank in Washington DC. He has been involved in the DAC Evaluation Network, which he chaired from 2002-2004, and the Evaluation Cooperation Group of the multilateral banks, as well as the UN Evaluation Group. From 2014 to 2020 he was President of the International Development Evaluation Association IDEAS.

Rob has published more than 25 articles and chapters and co-edited seven books, on subjects ranging from the history of development to research funding and evaluation issues, especially in the light of sustainable development.



Centre for Development Impact

The Centre for Development Impact (CDI) contributes to learning and innovation in the field of impact evaluation. The Centre aims to improve the assessment of impact on the poor, particularly through the use of appropriate, mixed method, and robust evaluation designs.


Rob D. van den Berg’s recent work