After 7 years in Washington DC, William Rex moved to the World Bank office in Vientiane in 2006 in search of a more intense interaction with government clients and work-life balance. Now that his two young sons have discovered sticky rice and tuk-tuks, there is probably no route back. Since joining the Lao PDR country office, William has been working on capacity and institutional development, governance, aid effectiveness, and a provincial development project in Khammouane. More recently he took over as team leader of the Nam Theun 2 Social and Environment Project. William worked at the University of Cape Town before joining the Bank, and has a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. He has succeeded in finding more intense interaction with government clients.
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- Nam Theun 2 – How are resettled people doing?
- Laos: Flooding starts, testing stops for NT2 hydropower project
- Multiple realities around Nam Theun 2’s successes and problems
- NT2: Not a World Bank hydropower project
- Nam Theun 2 impoundment begins - Also, checking progress in the new villages
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