John W. Garrison

MA Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University
BA, Scarritt College

Senior Practitioner
Master of Arts in Sustainable Development: International Policy and Management
Mr. John Garrison is a senior civil society specialist in the Civil Society Team at the World Bank, where he has worked since 1996. He spent his first five years working in the Bank’s office in Brasilia, Brazil where he carried out applied research, organized outreach activities, and helped supervise Bank projects, all related to improving World Bank – civil society relations. In 2002 he joined the Bank’s Civil Society Team, which coordinates the Bank’s civil society engagement work at the global level. Current activities include working to formulate Bank-wide strategy, providing advice to senior management, reaching out to international civil society networks, and disseminating information on the Bank.

Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Garrison spent most of his career working on international development and human rights issues. He has worked with a variety of non-governmental, church-based, and governmental organizations in Brazil, Latin America, and the United States.  Mr. Garrison has published numerous articles and reports on grassroots development and civil society. He holds a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Scarritt College.

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