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Government Technology, Open Government, Transparency, Citizen Engagement, Public Participation, Tax Administration, Fiscal Policy
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Last updated January 31, 2023
Stephen Davenport is currently the Global Lead for Anticorruption, Openness, and Transparency at the World Bank Group. He works on various projects related to Open Government and GovTech, and co-leads the Innovation in Tax Compliance program, which promotes strategies to engender greater trust in tax administrations. He has more than 20 years of experience in program innovation, development, fundraising, communications, client relationship management, and delivery of e-Government services. Stephen has worked in partnership with the USAID, the World Bank, the International Aid Transparency Initiative, Open Aid Partnership, Open Contracting Partnership, and the Open Government Partnership to accomplish his goals for greater transparency in international development. Stephen has also led breakthrough innovations including the creation of the OpenGov Hub in Washington, DC, the co-creation of FeedBack Labs, and AidData.