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Janmejay Singh

Senior Social Development Specialist, The World Bank

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Janmejay Singh is currently a Senior Strategy and Operations Officer working in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. As part of the regional front office team he works closely with the Regional Vice President and Director of Strategy and Operations on operational and strategic issues across the region. Prior to joining MENA, he was the Coordinator for the Community Driven Development (CDD) Community of Practice in the the Social Development Department and worked on a range of topics interfacing with CDD including governance, fragile and conflict states, and youth inclusion.

Janmejay has also worked for several years in the East Asia Region on a range of topics relating to voice, accountability, and local governance. He was a task team leader for two lending operations in Cambodia, including the Bank’s first stand-alone demand for good governance project. He has worked on social accountability issues in other regions as well including Africa, South Asia, and East Europe & Central Asia. He has co-authored papers on the concept of social accountability, the role of participatory public expenditure management in making services work for the poor (included in the WDR 2004 as a background note) and has also written methodology notes on citizen report card surveys and the community scorecard process.

Apart from the World Bank, Janmejay has worked with the Asian Development Bank in Manila where he coordinated a regional technical assistance project aimed at Reviewing the Poverty Impact of Regional Economic Integration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. He has also worked as a research associate at the National Council of Applied Research (NCAER) in India and the Center for International Development at Harvard University. He has also taught Economics to undergraduates at Delhi University and Harvard College, and runs a Quantitative Methods course in the Mason's Program for mid-career executives at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Janmejay holds a BA in Economics from St Stephen’s College at Delhi University, an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and a Masters degree in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.