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PRESS RELEASEApril 6, 2023

World Bank Appoints Dr. Sabine Bernabè as Director-General, Evaluation

Will head Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), which evaluates the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2023—World Bank Group President David Malpass today announced the appointment of Dr. Sabine Bernabè as Director-General of Evaluation, reporting to the Board of Executive Directors. 
A French-Italian-Canadian national, Bernabè has led and managed the Evaluation function of the EIB Group since 2018, helping to develop, advocate and deliver useful, high quality, independent evaluations that enhanced the EIB Group’s accountability. In that role, she also fostered knowledge management and strengthened the function’s analytical skills while building collaborative relationships with heads of evaluation of other international organizations. 
Previously, Bernabè worked as an economist for the World Bank, the University of K.U. Leuven, and the EIB, where she led the design and implementation of results measurement and monitoring frameworks to strengthen institutional accountability and transparency; worked and published on a range of topics including poverty, inequality, labor markets, growth and financial sector development; and taught development economics at the Master level.
Bernabè also worked for UNDP, the ILO, the European Commission and ENDA InterArabe. She earned a Ph.D from the London School of Economics and a Master’s in International Economics and Management from SDA Bocconi. 
About IEG
The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) evaluates the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group. Our work provides evaluative evidence to help the World Bank Group deliver better services and results to its clients. We do so by generating lessons from past experience and accountability to shareholders and stakeholders at large. IEG is independent of the Management of the World Bank Group and reports directly to the Executive Board.


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