Oscar A. Garcia

Oscar A. Garcia

Director, Independent Evaluation Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

As Director of the UNDP’s Independent Evaluation Office, he provides strategic direction, thought leadership and credible evaluations to advance UNDP work in helping countries progress towards national SDG achievement. Oscar also currently serves as the Chairperson of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG). He has more than 25 years of experience in areas of strategic planning, evaluation, results-based management, agriculture, rural development, environment, natural resource management, poverty reduction, and human development. Prior to joining the IEO as Director in 2020, he served as Director of IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE), and Head of Advisory Services for Green Economy, UNEP. Oscar has authored books and articles on development evaluation, including one on Information and Communication Technology for evaluation. He is an Economist with a master’s degree in Organizational Change Management, New School University (NY), and an MBA from Bolivian Catholic University, in association with the Harvard Institute for International Development. 

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