Rob D. van den Berg is President of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and Visiting Professor at King’s College, London, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of Wilton Park. He serves as Chair of the Advisory Group on Evaluation and Learning 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.
Rob has published more than 25 articles and chapters and co-edited five books, on subjects ranging from the history of development to research funding and evaluation issues, especially in the light of sustainable development.