Summer 2022 Fellows: Ivy Manna, ’24 and Alex Chau, ’22
Bureaucracy Lab is a joint initiative between The World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) Research Group and The Governance Global Practice (GGP). Our objective is to generate high quality and operationally relevant data on civil service and public administration and to innovate bureaucracy through better data and analysis. Bureaucracy Lab shares DIME’s objective to increase the use of impact evaluation (IE) in the design and implementation of public policy, to (i) improve World Bank and other development projects and public policy to deliver better outcomes, (ii) strengthen country institutions for evidence – based policy making and (iii) generate knowledge in strategic development areas.
The main tasks of the intern may include:
- Constructing, cleaning, and analyzing datasets
- Contributing to data-driven policy-outputs including dashboards, policy briefs, blogs, or other
- Providing technical inputs to the design of resources on public administration productivity
- Working with the Bureaucracy Lab team to strengthen internal infrastructure and advance external collaborations with governments, academics, and policy-makers
- Additional scopes of work as needed
The Bureaucracy Lab focuses on the creation and analysis of new datasets, including administrative data and micro-level data on the perceptions and experiences of public officials and the organizations in which they work to inform the operational design of the public sector. In addition, the Lab is undertaking experimental work to generate an evidence base on reforms that improve the productivity of the public sector.
- Data analysis skills and experience using Stata, Excel, or R
- High levels of energy, initiative and flexibility in quickly adjusting to work program requirements
- Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities, respond quickly to internal and external requests, and set priorities for self and others
- Knowledge of the public administration context and institutional environment