Karen M. Mokate

Chief
Inter-American Development Bank


Karen Mokate is currently Chief of the Division of Knowledge Management of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), a multi-lateral development bank that seeks to accelerate economic and social development in member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Mokate has worked with the IDB since 1993, initially with the Department of Plans and Programs (DPL), on the preparation of loan operations to support sectoral reform in favor of development in the Bank’s borrowing member countries. From 1995 to 2007, she worked with the Bank’s Inter-American Institute for Social Development (INDES), with a particular commitment to training professionals from the Bank's borrowing member countries in the areas of management for development results and monitoring and evaluation of social programs and projects. Before joining the IDB, Karen was on the faculty of the School of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. There, she taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs of Economics and coordinated an international program for training of mid-career professionals in the area of Financial and Socioeconomic Analysis of Projects. Karen is a U.S. citizen and holds a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Illinois. Her areas of specialization include: monitoring and evaluation; training design and evaluation; public management; online course design and implementation; and knowledge management. She has published several book, included two on Project Evaluation and several papers related to monitoring and evaluation of programs. Recently, she has collaborated on the deployment of the Bank’s Knowledge and Learning Strategy and the development and roll-out of a work plan for knowledge management within the Bank.

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