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Jeff Thindwa

Program Manager, Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA)

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Jeff Thindwa is currently the Program Manager for the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) in the Governance Global Practice at the World Bank. Previously, he was Practice Manager for Open and Collaborative Governance. During his 17 years at the World Bank, he has held numerous positions in the fields of social accountability and governance, and his experience includes government, private sector and civil society. He joined the World Bank in 2000 as Senior Social Development Specialist, and later led the Participation and Civic Engagement Cluster in the Social Development Department, integrating social accountability mechanisms and stakeholder participation in the Bank’s operations, and undertaking analytical work on the enabling environment reforms for civil society organizations. In 2009 he joined the Bank’s South Asia Region where he worked with operations teams and managed the “Program on Accountability” in Nepal, a grant making and capacity building program. In 2010, Jeff joined the World Bank Institute as Team Leader for the Social Accountability Cluster, becoming its Manager in 2012.