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Vinay Bhargava

Dr. Vinay Bhargava is currently Chief Technical Advisor and a Board Member at an international NGO – the Partnership for Transparency Fund – which supports CSOs to promote citizen engagement for promoting government transparency, accountability and freedom from corruption ( He is former Country Director and Director International Affairs at the World Bank.

He is currently Adjunct Faculty at Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA and is a visiting professor at the Hiroshima and Kobe Universities in Japan delivering courses international development and foreign aid management.

Vinay’s is passionate about governance and anti-corruption, international development policy and practice and Asian affairs. He pursues these interests as a volunteer, professor, consultant and author.

He can be reached at


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