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Michael Jarvis

Transparency & Accountability Initiative
Executive Director
Biography: Michael Jarvis joins T/AI after almost two decades working on different aspects of the global good governance and development agenda.  Most recently, Michael was the Global Lead for Extractives Governance within the World Bank Group’s Governance Global Practice. He led the institution’s programming to reinforce knowledge, learning and innovative approaches to strengthening good governance in the critical oil, gas and mining sectors. Overall, Michael worked over ten years with the World Bank in a variety of roles relating to anti corruption, private sector partnerships for development, and multi-stakeholder governance. This included a focus on contracting issues through which he helped shepherd development of a new global initiative on Open Contracting to promote better outcomes from the estimated $9.5 trillion in public-private contracts globally.  

Michael previously worked on industry codes of conduct and as a consultant on corporate responsibility and transparency issues, including a focus on the agribusiness, chemical and defense industries.  Michael has advanced degrees from the University of Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University.  He is a frequent author and blogger and misses his time as a radio DJ.