Ravi Kumar leads open data and data use initiatives at the World Bank Nepal Office to help the country build capacity for evidence-based policymaking. He is a member of the Society of Policy Scientists and co-leader of Asia Society's 2018 Class of Asia 21 Young Leaders.

He has also founded and led two non-profits that have rebuilt over 30 schools, made data accessible and useable, and increased digital and data literacy in Nepal. 

He holds a master’s from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University.