Seminar by Dr. Vinod Thomas

3 November 2023


November 3, 2023 - 3:00 pm


November 3, 2023 - 5:00 pm


Joan Robinson Hall   View map

Climate Risk and Response

To be delivered by:

Dr. Vinod Thomas
Visiting Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Yusof Ishak Institute


Prof. Shreekant Gupta, Delhi School of Economics

Welcome and Chair:

Prof. C. Veeramani, Director and RBI Chair Professor, CDS

Vinod Thomas is currently Visiting Senior Fellow at Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 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. 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.

He has a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Chicago and a BA from St. Stephen’s college, Delhi. He has authored 17 books including The Quality of Growth, 2000, Multilateral Banks and the Development Process, (with Xubei Luo), 2012, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, 2017, (with Namrata Chindarkar) Economic Evaluation of Sustainable Development, 2019, and Risk and Resilience in an Era of Climate Change (2023).