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Rasmus Heltberg

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Lead Evaluation Officer, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank
Rasmus Heltberg is a Lead Evaluation Officer with the World Bank's a Independent Evaluation Group. Prior to this, he was a Senior Social Development Specialist with the World Bank and a member of the core team for the World Development Report 2014 on Managing Risk for Development. Trained as a development economist, Rasmus has written extensively on poverty, vulnerability, social policy, natural resource management, and adaptation to climate change. He recently co-edited the book ‘Living through Crises: How the Food, Fuel, and Financial Shocks Affect the Poor’ (World Bank Frontiers of Social Development 2012). He also helped design a game that explains how social protection can promote adaptation to climate change in Africa. Before joining the World Bank in 2002, he was Associate Professor of Development Economics at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.