Nik is Global Lead for Social Cohesion and Resilience at the World Bank, connecting project teams with global knowledge to increase impact, especially in FCV settings. Nik joined the Bank in 2009 as part of the 2011 World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development. From 2012 to 2017, Nikolas was based in Myanmar where he helped design and subsequently scale up the Myanmar national community-driven development project, a $550 million project to enhance access to services for poor communities. From 2017 to 2019, Nik served as coordinator of the Community-Driven Development (CDD) community of practice, leading the workstream on the use of CDD approaches in FCV environments. Before joining the Bank, Nik spent seven years working for the United Nations on humanitarian response and in special political missions. Nik holds a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College and an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago.