Alexandra Habershon is Manager of Prevention, Risk & Knowledge in the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) of the World Bank. Prior to that, she was a Senior Governance Specialist in the Governance Global Practice, where she led global policy engagement activities on anticorruption and a research program with academic and development partners to advance the use of data analytics to measure corruption and assess the effectiveness of anticorruption policies and tools. She also led the development of a Global Procurement Anticorruption and Transparency platform (Pro-ACT) to enable the analysis and proactive mitigation of integrity risks in public procurement.
She has provided support to governments in implementing anticorruption tools and policies, with a focus on income and asset declaration systems, conflict of interest prevention regulations, beneficial ownership transparency, whistleblower protections and complaint mechanisms. She has led or co-authored anticorruption publications, including most recently a “Good Practices Guide on Conflict of Interest Prevention and Management in the Public Sector,” prepared at the request of the G20 Anticorruption Working Group, and chapters on “Beneficial Ownership Transparency” and “Accountability in Infrastructure” for the World Bank Global Report “Enhancing Government Effectiveness: The Fight Against Corruption.“ She was the World Bank Observer on the Board of the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative (CoST) from 2018-2021. From 2012-2018, she served as Program Coordinator of Preventive Services and Corporate Initiatives for INT and was Coordinator of the World Bank’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA) – a global alliance of anticorruption practitioners. Alexandra has a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Georgetown University.