Rob van den Berg

Devex

For 10 years Rob van den Berg was the director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility situated in the World Bank. As a visiting professor at King's College London and a visiting fellow at the Institute of Development Studies he has become more convinced than ever of the need to incorporate these safeguards, as this is essential for ensuring sufficient financial rates of return and sustainable development. He is the president of the International Development Evaluation Association.

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The controversy over safeguard policies
1 Feb 2016

Three safeguards policy experts say the World Bank now proposes replacing its safeguard policies with weaker and aspirational "standards" that may be met "flexibly" during a project's execution.