Caroline Heider


Caroline Heider is director general of the Independent Evaluation Group at the World Bank, a position she has held since 2011. She has dedicated the last 30 years of her career to evaluating the work of development and humanitarian organizations, transforming findings into lessons and promoting innovative ways for institutions to apply the knowledge derived from evaluations towards accelerating development effectiveness. Before IEG, Heider headed the Office of Evaluation at the World Food Program and has held leading positions in the evaluation offices of the Asian Development Bank and several U.N. agencies.

Latest Articles

Opinion: The World Bank has engaged the private sector for a long time. Here's what we've learned.
24 Oct 2017

The World Bank Group looks inward to find lessons for engaging the private sector in development initiatives.

Opinion: Resilience — from buzzword to action
13 Apr 2017

The global community has rallied around the importance of building resilience. But given the greater specialization of sectors, are we able to find the right combination of complementary initiatives that will make us — humanity — more resilient? Ahead of the 2017 World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, Caroline Heider, director-general of the Independent Evaluation Group, gives us the inside track.

6 lessons learned on fragility and conflict
20 Oct 2016

What does it take to end or prevent violent conflict? A new evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Group draws insights from assessing the World Bank Group's work in fragile and conflict-affected states. Caroline Heider, director general of the Independent Evaluation Group at the World Bank, gives us the inside track.