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(b. 1944, Carbondale, Illinois). Ph.D., M.A., Washington University, St. Louis; B.A. Psychology and Sociology, Valparaiso University.

Rist is Senior Evaluation Officer in the World Bank's Operations Evaluation Department. Previously he held positions at the U.S. General Accounting Office and the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He was Director of the Center for Policy Studies at George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and he has taught at George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, and Portland State University.

Rist's influence in evaluation is wide and deep. His work has been influential in the development of evaluation within the public sector. His work has focused on issues of governance, policy implementation, policy tools, and public sector management strategies. He has also made ...

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