Instructor Biography - Ray C. Rist
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.
Ray will be instructing the core course as well as the following workshop(s):Ia - Designing and Building Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Systems