Jeff Thindwa is the Program Manager for the Global Partnership for Social Accountability in the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice (GGP). Until June 2016 he was Practice Manager for Open and Collaborative Governance, where he led work programs on the governance of extractive industries, open government, parliamentary strengthening and citizen engagement. During his 17 years at the World Bank, he has held numerous positions in social development and governance. He joined the World Bank in 2000 as Senior Social Development Specialist, and later led the Participation and Civic Engagement Cluster, 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 and subsequently Manager for the Social Accountability Practice until he joined the GGP in 2014.