Brian Levy "is currently is Adviser, Public Sector Governance in the World Bank. He worked in the World Bank's Africa Vice Presidency from 1991 to 2003 on the challenges of strengthening the institutional underpinnings of African development, for the last four years as sector manager of the Africa Public Sector Reform and Capacity Building Unit. He was a member of the core team which produced the World Bank's 1997 World Development Report, The State in a Changing World. He has published numerous books and articles on the interactions between public institutions, the private sector and development in Africa, East Asia, and elsewhere, including (edited jointly with Sahr Kpundeh) the volume, Building State Capacity in Africa (World Bank Institute, 2004). Most recently, he led work on a new framework for "Governance as Part of Global Monitoring", Part II of the 2006 Global Monitoring Report, " Prior to joining the Bank he was assistant professor in development economics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He has a Ph.D in economics from Harvard University.“ 
Faculty member of the SAIS International Development Program.
- "Biography", SAIS, Accessed January 2007.