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Vinod Thomas

Director General, Independent Evaluation, Asian Development Bank

Biography

Vinod Thomas reports to ADB’s Board of Directors through the Development Effectiveness Committee. He previously led the World Bank Group’s Independent Evaluation Group. He joined the World Bank in 1975 and began a career that later saw him as Country Director, Brazil, and as Vice President of the World Bank Institute. He holds PhD and Master's degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago. He has authored 14 books and numerous journal articles.