Veronica Nyhan-Jones is a Social Development Specialist with IFC CommDev, Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources. She advises private extractive clients operating in Africa, Asia and Latin America on how to value the return on their sustainability investments, implement participatory planning and monitoring processes, and improve the local development impacts around their projects. She has worked for the World Bank Institute building capacity for community driven development in Africa and promoting social cohesion in Eastern Europe. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked for the International Youth Foundation, the US Department for Health & Human Services and the White House on crime prevention and health care reform. She has co-authored multiple articles on measuring social capital using quantitative and qualitative methods. Ms. Nyhan-Jones has a Masters Degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.