Misha is an expert in practical and operational statistical capacity building, both internationally and with national governments. For many years, he was responsible for the World Bank’s lending programs for statistical capacity building and for the partnership programs with national statistical offices. As a manager in the World Bank’s Development Data Group, he led the work on International Statistical Programs, was program manager for STATCAP, managed the Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building, supervised the Global Office of the International Comparison Program, and represented the Bank in many statistical forums.