Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, University of Minnesota, 1981
M.Phil. Economics, Oxford University, 1974
B.Sc. (High Honours), Economics and Mathematics, University of Saskatchewan, 1972
Dr. Chris Gerrard is a former lead economist at the World Bank with more than 40 years of experience in international development practice, evaluation and training. Based in the Washington, DC, he is a leading expert on evaluating the development and organizational effectiveness of global and regional partnership programs (GRPPs). From 2005-2013 Dr. Gerrard coordinated the evaluation and review of GRPPS for the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank. He was the lead author of The World Bank’s Involvement in GRPPs: An Independent Assessment (2011) and of the IEG and OECD/DAC Sourcebook of Indicative Principles and Standards for Evaluating GRPPs (2007). Dr. Gerrard led reviews of 24 GRPPs while working for IEG, including evaluations of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the World Bank’s Engagement with the Global Fund, and The World Bank Group’s Partnership with the Global Environment Facility.
Since retiring from the World Bank, he has led independent evaluations of the CGIAR Research Program on Agricultural Policies, Institutions and Markets (2015), the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (2016), and the AgResults Initiative (2017), and has contributed to several other evaluations on the Scaling-Up Nutrition Movement, the World Food Programme, UNAIDS, and the Global Environment Facility.