James Anderson (Jim) is currently the World Bank's Country Manager for Mongolia, a country familiar to him from his time there in the mid-1990s. Before returning to Mongolia, Jim spent six years working on a range of governance issues in Vietnam, focusing access to information, transparency, anticorruption, and human rights. Prior to joining the team in Vietnam, Jim worked on governance, notably anticorruption and judicial reform, in the transition countries of central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Jim’s earlier work in Mongolia focused on the informal sector and the impacts of large-scale privatization. A confirmed “governance data junkie”, he is making no effort to kick the habit. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland.