Derick W. Brinkerhoff is Distinguished Fellow in International Public Management with RTI International (Research Triangle Institute) and is an associate faculty member at GW’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. His current analytic support and research focus on the politics of service delivery, citizen engagement in accountability, state-society relations, knowledge-to-policy cycles, decentralization, and health governance. He has worked with public agencies, NGOs, and the US military across a broad range of development sectors in 30 countries. He has served on technical advisory groups for the World Bank, OECD/DAC, USAID, and the United Nations. Dr. Brinkerhoff is a co-editor for the journal, Public Administration and Development, and on the editorial boards of Public Administration Review, and International Review of Administrative Sciences.