Mike previously served as the ICT and Education Specialist at infoDev, the multi-donor 'ICT knowledge shop' housed within the World Bank's Global ICT Department (GICT), where he coordinated activities related to information and communication technologies and the Millennium Development Goals ("ICTs for MDGs"), especially as they related to education. He also led infoDev's work exploring the use of various low-cost ICT devices to meet developmental objectives in the social sectors, and managed the program's mobile banking work.
Highlights during his time at infoDev include Knowledge Maps: ICT and Education (what we know, and what we don't, about ICT use in education in developing countries), over 75 country-level surveys of ICT and education in Africa and the Caribbean, a handbook on Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects, and the ICT in Education Toolkit for Policymakers, Planners & Practitioners (with UNESCO, used in over 25 countries to date). While at infoDev, he curated a popular list of 'low cost ICT devices and initiatives for use in the education sector in developing countries'.
Mike joined the World Bank Group in 1997, first working at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and as part of the education team at the World Bank Institute, where he was a core member of the team that developed the World Links for Development Program, which helped introduce educational technology programs for the first time in 22 medium and low income countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.