Sahr Kpundeh is the Country Manager of the South Sudan office of the World Bank in Juba. Previously, he was Lead Regional Strategy Specialist in the Governance Global Practice. He was also Regional Adviser for Governance and Anti-Corruption (GAC) in the Africa Region’s Core Operational Services Unit, where he provided high quality and timely GAC advice and technical support to AFR project teams.
Kpundeh has authored more than 20 articles on governance and anti-corruption as well as edited several books. Some of his published books and Monographs include: Building State Capacity in Africa: New Approaches, Emerging Lessons (World Bank, 2004); Politics and Corruption in Africa: A Case Study of Sierra Leone (University Press of America, 1995); USAID Handbook for Fighting Corruption (USAID Technical Publication Series, 1998); Corruption and Integrity Improvement Initiatives in Developing Countries (UNDP/OECD, 1998); and Curbing Corruption: Toward a Model for Building National Integrity (1999, The World Bank).
Prior to joining the Bank, Kpundeh was Senior Research Associate at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., where he led work on democratization, including editing a book entitled; Democratization in Africa: African Views, African Voices (National Academy Press, 1992). Kpundeh received his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from Howard University in Washington, D.C., with concentration in African Political Systems, Political Economy, and International Relations.