Roland Michelitsch

Roland Michelitsch

Evaluator General, Independent Development Evaluation, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Roland Michelitsch is Evaluator General at the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, where he leads Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV). Previously he led evaluations of private and public sector activities at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, including corporate, sector, thematic, country and project evaluations, and the recommendation tracking system. At the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Roland managed the investment unit in IFC's Development Impact Department, responsible for measuring and reporting on IFC’s development results. He led IFC’s Development Outcome Tracking System (DOTS) and helped integrate development results in IFC’s strategy, operations, incentives, and reporting. He also led the IFC Jobs Study and a Global Partnership to help create more and better jobs. In IFC's Independent Evaluation Group, he led IFC's project evaluation system and framework and evaluations on various topics. As IFC’s Regional Economist for Sub-Saharan Africa he helped develop IFC’s regional strategy and its coordination within the World Bank Group.

In the World Bank, he worked on Corporate Governance in Central and Eastern Europe and on the nexus between population, agriculture and the environment in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a research associate in experimental economics, he worked for Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith in the Economic Science Lab of the University of Arizona. Roland holds a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Graz.

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