Cheryl W. Gray
Director, Office of Evaluation and Oversight
Cheryl W. Gray is Director of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) at the Inter-American Development Bank. OVE is independent and reports directly to the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. It conducts evaluations of the Bank’s projects and programs to help improve the developmental effectiveness of the IDB.
Dr. Gray joined the IDB in June 2011 after working 25 years at the World Bank, most recently as Director of Independent Evaluation. Prior to that position she served as a Director in the Bank’s Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Vice-Presidency, managing the World Bank’s work on economic policy, governance, legal and judicial reform, and gender and poverty analysis in 30 ECA countries. From 1997 to 2002 she served as Director for Public Sector Reform, co-authoring the World Bank’s anticorruption and public sector reform strategies, and from 1987 to 1997 she worked as an economist in the Bank’s Development Research Department and Office of Chief Economist. Before joining the World Bank she worked for three years as an advisor in the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia.
Ms. Gray holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford University. She has published extensively on legal reform, governance, and enterprise restructuring in transition economies.