With 30 years of experience in the urban sector, Victor Vergara is currently Senior Evaluator for Urban, Land, and Resilience in the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG). He currently co-manages evaluations on Urban Resilience, Managing Urban Growth and Solid Waste Management.

Mr. Vergara was senior manager for community development in the Government of Mexico before joining the Urban Development unit of the World Bank in 1991. In 1998 he joined the World Bank Institute where he led global capacity building programs on urban development and municipal finance focusing on sustainable urban finance and land use planning in Africa, Latin America and East Asia.

In 2009, as urban practice leader for East Asia Pacific Region, he led urban lending operations as well as the quality assurance of the operational and analytical portfolio. In 2013 he joined the Global Urban Social Unit of the World Bank as Lead Urban Specialist where he led - among other tasks, the Metropolitan Lab for Strategic Planning and Management. Mr. Vergara holds a Master of City Planning Degree - Regional Economics (MIT) and a Master of Agriculture (Texas A&M).