Aleem Walji is the director of the World Bank’s Innovation Labs. He oversees open government, transparency, and accountability initiatives with particular interest in leveraging technology to increase social accountability and improve service delivery. In addition, he oversees the Development Marketplace program, which provides social entrepreneurs access to growth financing, with a focus on South Asia, East Africa, and the Middle East. Walji also serves on the Global Advisory Council on the Future of Government at the World Economic Forum.
Before joining the World Bank Institute, Walji served as a head of global development initiatives at Google.org, with a focus on eastern Africa. He led efforts related to increasing transparency and accountability in government and supporting the growth of small and medium-size enterprises in Africa. He was also the first CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation in Syria. He is a graduate of Emory University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his bachelor's degree in Near Eastern studies and anthropology and his master's degree in international development and regional planning.
- Unconventional Development – Supporting Home Grown Genius
- The “Missing Middle” and the Growth of Social Enterprises
- Let's Move Beyond Open Data to Open Development
- A Global Challenge, A Global Response
- International Open Data Hack Day: What Are You Looking For?
- It’s About the Data not Just the Maps
- Can Everyone be a Think Tank?
- Innovation Happens When Traditional Markets Fail
- Why Talking About Failure Matters?
- Ruminations on Innovation from TED
- Infomediaries: Are Developers the New Truth Tellers?
- Innovations in Development: Where Traditional Markets Fail
- No toilets, but they have Bluetooth
- The next Generation Web: Greater Choice and Voice for Citizens?
- Dot.Gov as a Listening Device
- How 'Big Data' Can Benefit the Public Good
- Learning Where You Least Expect It
- Knowledge in the era of decentralization
- أبحاث المختبرات والتعلم: تعزيز الابتكار في مجموعة البنك الدولي
- التعلم من الإنجاز المستند إلى البيانات
- ما هو العلم وما هو الإنجاز؟