STEPHEN NDEGWA brings practical and academic expertise on governance, political economy, and public sector capacity-building to the WDR core team. He is a Lead Specialist in the Africa Region of the World Bank and has previously worked in East Asia and Pacific region and in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network.
Since 1992, Stephen has conducted research work in several African countries on topics related to NGOs, land reform, electoral systems, institutions and governance, and AIDS policy. He has also undertaken consulting assignments on democracy, governance, and evaluation reviews for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). His most recent assignments at the World Bank included work on Zimbabwe and Sudan.
Ndegwa is the author of The Two Faces of Civil Society, and editor of A Decade of Democracy in Africa, as well as co-editor (with York Bradshaw) of The Uncertain Promise of Southern Africa. He is a non-resident Visiting Scholar at UCLA, Globalization Research Center and holds a PhD in political science from Indiana University.