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Ravi Kumar
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My TIME op-ed on why the delivery of aid in Nepal should be driven by the evidence on the ground: https://lnkd.in/ezWs428 #nepalquake   #nepalquakerelief  
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#citizensengage  is key to #globaldev! 
Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia. Photo: Chhor Sokunthea / World Bank Two weeks ago, we launched an exciting new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Citizen Engagement hosted on Coursera and in partnership with the London School of Economics, the Overseas Development Institute, Participedia, and CIVICUS. To date, over 15,000 people from 192 countries (45% women) have enrolled in the course and our digital footprint continues to be strong:  the la...
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You are 10 times more likely to live in poverty if you are in Saptari than in Kaski, #Nepal: http://setopati.net/opinion/5816/  
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Maria Neida. Jatoba Black Community Association. Brazil. Video Stil. © Romel Simon/World Bank “When one woman is a leader, it changes her. When more women are leaders, it changes politics and policies,” says Michelle Bachelet, the president of Republic of Chile. It’s true. Over the last few decades, the world has seen an increase in number of women leaders. It’s key to our progress. [[tweetable]]When there are more women leaders, everyone benefit...
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Here are the 5 most educated districts in #Nepal

Kathmandu
Lalitpur
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Bhaktapur
Ilam
Here are the 5 most and least educated districts in Nepal. Kathmandu is the most educated district in Nepal. And Rauthat is the least educated district.
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Myanmar is embarking on a triple transition: from an authoritarian military system to democratic governance; from a centrally directed economy to market oriented reforms; and from several decades of conflict to peace.
Myanmar is embarking on a triple transition: from an authoritarian military system to democratic governance; from a centrally directed economy to market oriented reforms; and from several decades of conflict to peace. Since 2011, leaving behind decades of isolation, fragility and conflict, a reformist government has steered unprecedented political and economic reforms intended to open Myanmar to the global economy, boost growth, and reduce povert...
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Good to see some improvements in 2.1.4. As Saroj Dhakal flagged on 24 March, I still see discrepancies in my email and language on the app.  
I got the Activation PIN in the email but in the app it asks me registration code. I understand they both are the same. Hope you guys can update the language next time. So email and app should say "PIN" or "registration" but not both of these works. 
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few more days / or may be few more hours to go for everything to roll out to public. 
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Here are five countries with the highest proportion of women in parliaments: http://wrld.bg/K38ox #get2equal #iwd2015
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For the first time, the number of girls sitting for SLC examinations has overtaken the number of boys in Nepal this year.
The status of women in Nepal has improved over the last few years but it has a long way to go.
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My op-ed on Devex about increasing access to the Internet for all. 
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Engaging citizens can help improve transparency and accountability of public policies, promote citizens’ trust, forge consensus around important reforms, and build the political and public support necessary to sustain them.  
Nearly every week, I read news stories about citizens clamoring for change in governance- citizens who want their voices heard and acted upon. In countries all over the globe, citizen groups are working (sometimes with governments and sometimes against them) to build a more citizen-centric approach to governance. Why? People—ordinary citizens—are at the heart of good governance, and governments are genuinely more effective when they listen to and...
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While inroads have been made in many countries, some of the challenges that arise when opening, consuming and sharing data in fragile states and situations are similar to those arise in any context.
While inroads have been made in many countries, some of the challenges that arise when opening, consuming and sharing data in fragile states and situations are similar to those arise in any context. In many countries, data scarcity, quality of source, and data capacity and literacy make it difficult to not only publish data, but also make it accessible to broad audiences.    The following additional challenges (and in some cases, solutions) come ...
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  • Code for Nepal
    Co-founder, 2014 - present
  • World Bank
    2012 - present
  • Grassroot Movement in Nepal (GMIN)
    Co-founder & Development Director, 2010 - 2014
  • Columbia University
    Fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, 2011 - 2012
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Leading Digital Strategy for Governance Global Practice at The World Bank
Introduction

Ravi Kumar is an entrepreneur, strategic communicator and digital governance advocate. He believes that technology and media have the power to create social change in developing countries, and has worked to make that happen in his home country of Nepal.

He leads digital strategy for Governance Global Practice at the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. At night, he works on his latest start up, Code for Nepal, to increase access to open practical data and digital literacy in Nepal. He also serves as a Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy.

In his previous role at the World Bank, he managed YouThink!, the World Bank’s online space for youth to learn and discuss development topics in six languages.

In November 2013, he was a visiting Digital Media lecturer and Academic and Cultural Series Speaker at Buena Vista University, his alma mater, where he earned a BA. When he was an undergrad, he published an academic paper about what Nepal needs to do to fully exploit its hydropower in Critique: A worldwide journal of politics. In 2013, he also served as a Public Policy Fellow at The Fund for American Studies.

In 2009, he co-founded Grassroot Movement in Nepal, a non-profit that has rebuilt more than 25 schools.

He has a Masters of Science degree from Columbia University. At Columbia, he specialized in digital media and was a Fellow at Toni Stabile Center of Investigative Journalism.

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  • Columbia University
  • Buena Vista University
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