Stephen Davenport is currently the Global Lead for Open Government at the World Bank Group. He is an International Development professional with more than 18 years of management experience including innovation, new product development, fundraising, marketing and communications, client relationship management, strategic product planning, and delivery of e-Government services for development.

More recently, he leads efforts in support of the global transparency, accountability, results, citizen engagement, open government, open data, and open development agendas. Stephen has worked in partnership with the USAID, the World Bank, the International Aid Transparency Initiative, Open Aid Partnership, Open Contracting Partnership, and the Open Government Partnership to accomplish his goals for greater transparency in international development.

Stephen has also led breakthrough innovations including the creation of the OpenGov Hub ( in Washington, DC, the co-creation of FeedBack Labs ( and AidData (