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Meera Shekar

Meera Shekar is Global Lead for nutrition with the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, building the World Bank’s nutrition portfolio under the “Investing in the Early Years” initiative.


William Rex

William works in the World Bank's central water unit on water strategy and hydropower. From 2006 to 2012 William lived in Lao PDR, where he was Team Leader for the World Bank’s support to the Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project as well as for a hydropower and mining technical assistance project.


Jonathan Beloe

Case study

Leveraging an Informant Network for Rapid Relief Response in Diffa, Niger

This case study explores how the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has responded to humanitarian needs in the Diffa region of southeast Niger since 2013 using three adaptive approaches: a network of informants that feeds into a mechanism for rapid programmatic responses as populations move or as new needs arise, an internal team culture of open communication, and leveraging of information to influence the wider humanitarian community’s response.