Anders coordinates NRGI’s CODEX (Catalyzing Open Data in Extractives) program, which develops extractives data standards, advocates for open data policies and develops technical tools to present and analyze extractives data. He also coordinates the Resource Contracts program that publishes and analyzes extractive contracts in partnership with Columbia University and the World Bank Group.
Before joining NRGI, Anders worked for more than a decade in the open data, international development, journalism and civil service fields. At Open Knowledge (U.K.), he developed open data training programs for governments in Tanzania and the Philippines and implemented fiscal open data tools with civil society organizations and governments in Nicaragua, Cameroon, Mali and Mexico. He also worked on open budgeting and advocacy of financial transparency standards in procurement contracts and EU subsidies.
At the International Criminal Court and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, he conducted data analysis and managed media relations. For several years, he served as a journalist and media consultant, covering European affairs and international development in Somalia, Uganda and Kenya.
Anders holds a B.S. and M.S. in political science from the University of Copenhagen. He resides in Washington, D.C.