Rasmus Heltberg is a Lead Evaluation Specialist at the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group. He has led complex evaluations of the World Bank’s work on data for development, the WBG’s global convening power, the World Bank operating model, and the role of self-evaluation and M&E. He led the revamping of the annual Results and Performance Report. He also helped oversee external evaluations of the Climate Investment Funds and the Global Partnership for Education.

He has previously worked on social protection, social development, adaptation to climate change, and disaster response, and was a member of the core team for the 2014 World Development Report on Risk and Opportunity. His research has been published in a variety of interdisciplinary development journals, including World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Environment and Development Economics, and Global Environmental Change.

Rasmus holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Development Economics from the University of Copenhagen and a M.Sc. in Quantitative Development Economics from the University of Warwick.