Jeff Thindwa




Jeff Thindwa, a Malawi national, is Practice Manager in the World Bank’s Governance and Inclusive Institutions Directorate, where he leads the work on Open and Collaborative Governance.

Prior to this he was the Manager of the Social Accountability Practice in the World Bank Institute, which he led from December 2010 to June 2012.

Mr. Thindwa joined the World Bank in 2000 and has served in various positions including as Team Leader of the Participation & Civic Engagement Cluster and Team Leader of the Global Civil Society Team; and Sr. Social Development Specialist South Asia Region.

Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked in international development for 17 years, with Civil Society Organizations, and before that as a Legal Aid lawyer for the Government of Malawi, as well as in the private sector. Mr. Thindwa went to Law School at the University of Malawi and University of London King’s College.

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Feb 1st 2016

Government works best when citizens are directly engaged in policymaking and public service delivery. What conditions are necessary for inclusive and effective citizen engagement? Can it positively improve people's lives? This course provides an overview of citizen engagement, critically analyzing how it can be leveraged most effectively to achieve development results.

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