Gonzalo Castro de la Mata


Dr. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata was appointed to the World Bank Inspection Panel on Dec.16, 2013, and became its chairman in November 2014. He is a U.S. and Peruvian national with close to three decades of international development experience. His career includes key roles across the private and public sectors and in multiple areas of development work, including biodiversity, climate change, accountability and ecosystem management. He earned a Ph.D. in ecology and population biology from the University of Pennsylvania and received his M.A and B.A. from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru.

Latest Articles

Opinion: Inspection Panel marks 25 years of accountability at the World Bank
6 Dec 2018

Twenty five years after its inception, the Inspection Panel explains the positive impact it has had on the World Bank and the development community.

Opinion: Lessons from the World Bank Inspection Panel on environmental assessment
4 May 2017

When it comes to evaluating development proposals ahead of making funding decisions, there are key lessons the World Bank can draw upon to improve project effectiveness. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata and Dilek Barlas of the World Bank Inspection Panel, an independent accountability mechanism, detail lessons about environmental assessment that the panel has identified for the bank.