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Craig Hammer

Program Manager

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Craig Hammer is Program Manager at the World Bank, and Secretary of the World Bank’s Development Data Council. He specializes in evidence-based governance reforms, with particular emphasis on open government and open data initiatives. His work at the World Bank has included strengthening institutions, laws, policies, and technical capacity focused on data-driven decision-making for pro-poor public service delivery in more than 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, South Asia, and Central Europe. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Society for the Policy Sciences; a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science; and a member of the Council of Editors for the Journal of Law and Politics. He has published books, chapters, and refereed journal articles on topics including governance, data-driven policy reforms, and social development.