Robert Picciotto "is a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London. He has an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Aeronautique (France) and a Master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (USA). In the World Bank Group, he has served as development bank specialist , agricultural economist in the New Delhi resident mission, division chief for agricultural industries, coordinator of the Bangladesh land and water development program, assistant director for agriculture and rural development in Asia and Director of Projects Departments in three of the World Bank’s Regions (South Asia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean). He was appointed Vice President for Corporate Planning and Budgeting at the World Bank in 1989 and as Director-General, Evaluation in 1992. Since his retirement in 2002, Robert Picciotto has advised the Council of Europe Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program, the International Fund for Agriculture Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom and the International Development Committee of the House of Commons. Robert serves on the council of the United Kingdom Evaluation Society. He has published widely on development and evaluation issues."