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Dr Ray C. Rist


Co.Director, IPDET; President, IDEAS

Dr. Rist is one of the creators and co-directors of IPDET and current president of IDEAS. Retired from the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank, Dr. Rist continues to advise organizations and national governments throughout the world on how to design and build results-based M&E systems. His career includes 15 years in the U.S. Government with senior appointments in both the executive and legislative branches. He has held professorships at Johns Hopkins, Cornell, and George Washington Universities and been a Fulbright Fellow at the Max Planck Institute. He has authored or edited 32 books, written more than 140 articles, and lectured in more than 85 countries. Dr. Rist serves on the editorial boards of nine professional journals and chairs an international working group that collaborates on research related to evaluation and governance.