Dr Vinod Thomas is currently Visiting Senior Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, and previously Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore. He is a Distinguished Fellow in Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, and a member of the advisory panel on climate change at CSEP, New Delhi. His current work concerns risk and resilience, new directions in evaluation, climate change and sustainable development, inclusion, and welfare.
Previously, Thomas was Senior Vice-President of the Independent Evaluation Group at the World Bank Group (2006-2011), and Director General of Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank (2011-2016). At the World Bank, he was also the Director of the 1991 World Development Report, Chief Economist for Asia, Country Director for Brazil, and Vice President of the World Bank Institute.