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Simon O'Meally

Governance Specialist

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Simon O’Meally is a Governance Specialist working in the World Bank’s South Asia Region, based in New Delhi, where he is involved in designing and implementing a range of governance initiatives.  Prior to this, he worked for the World Bank’s Social Development Department where he led work on social accountability and social inclusion.

Before joining the Bank, Simon worked for Care International as a Governance Advisor for Eastern and Southern Africa and for the Overseas Development Institute. He has country experience in the DRC, Ethiopia, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  He received his PhD in political economy and development from the University of Manchester, and has a particular interest in the political economy of pro-poor governance, participation and accountability.