Brian Levy currently is Adviser, Public Sector Governance in the World Bank. He is the author of Governance Reform: Bridging Monitoring and Action (World Bank, 2007), which builds on his 2006 work on governance monitoring featured in the 2006 Global Monitoring Report, Mutual Accountability: Aid, Trade and Governance.
He worked in the World Bank's Africa Vice Presidency from 1991 to 2003 on the challenges of strengthening the institutional underpinnings of African development, for the last four years as sector manager of the Africa Public Sector Reform and Capacity Building Unit. Between 2007 and 2010 he was head of the secretariat responsible for implementation of the first phase of the World Bank Group's governance and anti-corruption strategy. He was a member of the core team which produced the World Bank’s 1997 World Development Report, The State in a Changing World.
He has published numerous books and articles on the interactions between public institutions, the private sector and development in Africa, East Asia, and elsewhere, most recently editing (jointly with Sahr Kpundeh) the volume, Building State Capacity in Africa (World Bank Institute, 2004).
He holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
Read is article, The Politics of Development.