Rasmus Heltberg is a Lead Evaluation Officer and team leader with the Independent Evaluation Group. Rasmus leads on select corporate evaluations such as self-evaluation systems, data for development, and citizen engagement and coordinates on evaluation of partnerships. Prior to joining IEG, Rasmus was a member of the core team for the World Development Report 2014 on Risk and Opportunity. He has also worked for the Bank in social development, social protection, and poverty and published extensively on vulnerability, household energy & fuel switching, and adaptation to climate change.

Before joining the World Bank as a Young Professional in 2002, Rasmus was Associate Professor of Development Economics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is married with three children.