Jeff Thindwa

Board of Directors

Mr. Thindwa is Practice Manager for Open and Collaborative Governance in the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. He leads programs on the governance of extractive industries, open government, citizen engagement and parliamentary strengthening. He joined the World Bank in 2000 as Senior Social Development Specialist, and later led the Participation and Civic Engagement Cluster in the Social Development Department, integrating social accountability mechanisms and stakeholder participation in the Bank’s operations, and undertaking analytical work on the enabling environment reforms for civil society organizations. In 2009 he joined the Bank’s South Asia Region where he worked with operations teams and managed the ‘Program on Accountability’ in Nepal, a grant making and capacity building program. In 2010 Mr. Thindwa joined The World Bank Institute as Team Leader for the Social Accountability Cluster, becoming its Manager in 2012. Prior to joining the World Bank Mr. Thindwa worked 18 years in development in Malawi, the United States and the United Kingdom following a career in law in the Malawi government and in the private sector.


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