Team

Jihae Hong

PRG

Jihae Hong is a Managing Director of PRG. She works on bringing practitioners and academic researchers to work together on identifying effective developmental interventions.

Jasmine Miller

PRG

Jasmine Miller is the Program Coordinator of PRG. She works on managing development with partners working in extractives sectors and supporting PRG outreach.

Steering Committee

Graeme Blair

UCLA

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Graeme studies comparative politics with a focus on West Africa and experimental methodology.

Darin Christensen

UCLA

Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Darin works on the political economy of conflict and development, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Laura Paler

University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Laura focuses on the political economy of development, as well as conflict and post-conflict reintegration.

Michael L. Ross

UCLA

Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Michael studies resource-rich countries, energy politics, civil war, democracy, and gender rights. He also serves as Executive Director of PRG.

Advisory Board

Joseph Asunka

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Joseph Asunka is a Program Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation where he manages portfolio of grants that support efforts to increase transparency and accountability in fiscal governance and foster citizen participation to improve the quality and availability of public services in Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining the foundation, Joseph was a lecturer in political science at University of California, Los Angeles.

Michael Jarvis

TAI

Michael Jarvis heads the TAI donor collaborative – a group of leading funders of transparency, accountability and participation efforts worldwide. Prior to joining TAI in 2016, Michael was the Global Lead for Extractives Governance within the World Bank Group’s Governance Global Practice.

Suneeta Kaimal

Natural Resource Governance Institute

Suneeta Kaimal is the Chief Operating Officer of the Natural Resource Governance Institute. She is also a steering committee member and former civil society co-chair of the Open Government Partnership, a member of the Global Council of Publish What You Pay,  and serves on the international Board

Todd Moss

Center for Global Development

Todd Moss is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development where he leads the Energy for Growth Hub and his research focuses on US-Africa relations, energy policy, and private investment. Previously, he has been a Lecturer at the London School of Economics (LSE) and worked at the World Bank, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Overseas Development Council, and US Department of State.