Paul M. Bisca is a conflict and security consultant currently on assignment with the World Bank, where specializes in the interplay between security and development in fragile states. He is the co-author of "Securing Development: Public Finance and the Security Sector," a book examining defense and police expenditures in conflict-affected countries. Paul has worked on development projects in Indonesia, Mexico, El Salvador, Liberia, and Rwanda, as well as on the State and Peacebuilding Fund, the Word Bank’s financing instrument for innovations in countering fragility. He presently focuses on third-party monitoring of development operations in insecure locations. He holds an MA in Strategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA in International Studies from Macalester College. The views expressed are his own.