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Michael Jarvis

Executive Director, Transparency and Accountability Initiative

Michael is an expert in good governance and multi-stakeholder approaches and a champion of impactful funding for these issues. He leads the Transparency and Accountability Initiative - a collaborative of funders supporting transparency, participation and accountability related efforts around the globe via over $500 in active grants. 
In past roles, notably at the World Bank, he incubated new initiatives ranging from collective action against corruption to a business alliance against malnutrition to the Open Contracting Partnership that promotes better outcomes from the estimated $9.5 trillion in public-private contracts globally. With deep expertise on natural resource governance issues, Michael was the World Bank’s Global Lead for Extractives Governance.  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.