Karen Mokate

Chief, Division of Knowledge Management

, Inter-American Development Bank

Karen Mokate is currently Chief of the Division of Knowledge Management of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).  In that role, she coordinates efforts to promote open knowledge, within the IDB and with its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.  She leads work on learning from the IDB’s operational experience and dissemination of the IDB’s knowledge products. Dr. Mokate has worked with the IDB since 1993, initially on the preparation of loan operations to support sectoral for development in the IDB’s borrowing member countries.  Later, she worked for over ten years with the IDB’s Inter-American Institute for Social Development (INDES), with a particular commitment to training professionals from borrowing member countries in management for development results and monitoring and evaluation of social programs and projects. 

Before joining the IDB, Dr. Mokate 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 Financial and Socioeconomic Evaluation of Projects and Programs. 

Dr. Mokate 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 extensively on monitoring and evaluation of programs.