Vinay Bhargava is chief technical adviser and a board member at an international NGO, the Partnership for Transparency Fund, which supports civil society organizations to promote citizen engagement for promoting government transparency, accountability, and freedom from corruption. He is a former country director and director of international affairs at the World Bank. Bhargava is passionate about governance and anti-corruption, global issues, and Asian affairs. He pursues these interests as a volunteer, professor, consultant, and author. He has served as a visiting professor at Hiroshima and Kobe universities in Japan delivering courses and seminars in foreign aid effectiveness and has taught courses at Georgetown and American universities.