Rachel Ort is a Public Sector and Governance consultant with the World Bank. Her research interests include the political economy of decentralization and of collective action in fragile states. Before joining the World Bank, she spent a year in Botswana on a U.S. Fulbright grant researching the relationship between civil society and democratization. She has worked with the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center in Johannesburg, South Africa; managed workforce training and grant development for a nonprofit in northern Nevada; and worked as a community organizer on U.S. political campaigns, where she coordinated voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts. She holds a master’s degree in international development and international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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