Vinod Thomas

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.

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Environmental activists hold a sign that says "stop trying to make coal happen, its never going to happen" during an Earth Day rally on April 22, 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. Environmental activists, led by students from the Grin Green International group, march on Earth Day from Lumpini Park in Central Bangkok to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Development to request that Thailand prioritize its switch to renewable energy.

Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia: Adapt and Mitigate Before It’s Too Late

Vinod Thomas

Southeast Asia must prioritise climate resilience, encompassing adaptation and mitigation. The process must be strategically managed, informed by data and applied across a broad range of solutions.