Summer 2023 Fellows: Muhammad Dhafer bin Muhammad Faishal Khan Surattee ’25

Office Description:

The Bureaucracy Lab at The World Bank 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.

Description of the Work

The main tasks of the intern may include:

  • Constructing, cleaning, and analyzing datasets
  • Contributing to data-driven policy-outputs including dashboards, policy briefs, blogs, literature reviews, 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

Desired Skills

  • Strong quantitative and data analysis skills using statistical software (Stata, R, Python)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong collaboration skills

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