Stephen Davenport is the Global Lead for Open Government at the World Bank Group. He currently works on various projects related to Open Government and GovTech, and leads the Innovation in Tax Compliance program, which promotes strategies to engender greater trust in tax administrations. He has more than 18 years of management experience in innovation, new product development, fundraising, marketing and communications, client relationship management, strategic planning, and delivery of e-Government services for development.
More recently, he has led efforts to support the government transparency and accountability, citizen engagement, open data, and open development agendas. Stephen has worked in partnership with the International Aid Transparency Initiative, Open Aid Partnership, Open Contracting Partnership, Open Government Partnership and USAID to achieve his goals for greater transparency in international development.
Stephen has a Master’s in International Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science from Washington and Lee University.