Arild Hauge is the Deputy Director of IEO. Following an initial private sector career based in Norway, Arild Hauge joined the UN in 1990 as a JPO in Zimbabwe. Subsequently serving as Head of External Assistance Unit in Swaziland’s Ministry of Planning, he then joined the Office of Evaluation and Strategic Planning at UNDP in New York as an Evaluation Advisor in 1996. Between 1999 and 2005 he was an independent M&E Advisor to various UN agencies and the World Bank. During this time he did the initial development of UNDP’s Outcome Evaluation Guidelines. He was a partner co-recipient of the World Bank President’s 2002 Team Excellence award for his contribution as M&E Advisor to the Uganda Poverty Reduction Strategy Credit (PRSC) programme sponsored by the Operations Evaluation Department. For nearly 10 years before joining UNDP’s Independent Evaluation Office as Deputy Director in May 2015, Arild Hauge served as Chief of Section at the Inspection and Evaluation Division of the UN Secretariat’s (OIOS), supervising a range of thematic and programme evaluations considered by the Secretary-General, the General Assembly and specialized oversight bodies. During 2017-2018 he served as Executive Coordinator of the UN Evaluation Group. He holds a Doctorate in Management Science from Manchester University.