Mr. Pradhan was appointed Vice President for Change, Knowledge and Learning in July 2013 to lead the internal reform, the knowledge services, and the learning and innovation agenda across the World Bank Group. Previously, he was the Vice President leading the World Bank Institute where he championed an open development approach centered around knowledge, learning, collaboration and innovation. Mr. Pradhan is a recognized authority on governance and anti-corruption issues. He served as the World Bank's Director for Governance, where he led the development of the Bank's Governance and Anti-corruption Strategy, and provided strategic directions on improving governance and combating corruption. Prior to that, Mr. Pradhan has a distinguished research record with extensive experience working in developing countries in South Asia, Europe and Central Asia, and East and West Africa.