Michael Jarvis


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 million 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 $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. In pre-pandemic days he could often be found in obscure music venues, missing past radio DJing days.