Sean Bradley is the Lead Social Development Specialist at the World Bank in Yangon. Sean has worked in international development for more than 25 years and has focused on community driven rural development for the majority of that time. Prior to joining the Myanmar Social Development team, he was the Coordinator of Community Driven Development (CDD) for the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Unit (GSURR) facilitating knowledge management and information exchange on CDD. Prior to that, he led several CDD operations in East Asia and Pacific region including the national CDD program of the Philippines, and a targeted Indigenous Peoples’ poverty reduction CDD and livelihoods support operation in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Previously, as a Senior Social Development and Senior Operations Specialist, Sean worked in the Africa region on CDD, community based post-conflict recovery, and on demobilization and reintegration programs across a wide range of countries. Prior to joining the Bank, Sean worked for a US NGO focusing on capacity building of local NGOs working in the areas of community development, food security, maternal and child health, and natural resource management, primarily in Latin America. Sean began his development career as an aquaculture extension agent in the Amazon jungle, has a BA in History from Williams College, and a MS in Development Management from American University.