FROM A REACTIVE STATE
TO A PROACTIVE STATE
Fighting corruption is a duty that demands the engagement of institutions and citizens, as the development of our countries is at stake, consequently, our welfare.
All over the world, unfortunately, there is significant spreading of such endemic affliction: The Corruption Perception Index (2017) by Transparency International revealed that two-thirds of countries worldwide perceived high levels of corruption in their countries.
Regarding Peru, the Index shows that our country, together with Brazil, Panama and Colombia rank in the 96th place. Uruguay, on the other hand, obtained a better performance, with a score of 70, just below Canada (82) and United States (75).
A survey published last October, by the Newspaper Gestion, showed that only 9% of Peruvians feel their public institutions are at the service of citizens.
Before this situation, our duty, as public servers, is to act in a proactive and organized manner – hand in hand with citizenry- to enhance relevant and in-depth structural changes, allowing fighting against corruption, with a focus on prevention.
In the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, we are commitment and have implemented, among other reforms, the new model of concurrent control, a type of simultaneous control. This model characterizes for gathering a multidisciplinary team of professionals to join public managers. They timely alert auditors on the facts that could jeopardize the execution and implementation of planned works and services, in order to guarantee the appropriate use of public resources. Thus, social control is promoted through initiatives such as Citizens Monitors of Control.
Concurrent control, along with other topics, will be analyzed during the International Annual Conference for Integrity (CAII 2018): “Preventing corruption: From a reactive State to a proactive State”, held on December 6-7 in Lima, Peru. The conference will bring together more than a thousand people, where close to 30 national and international speakers will exchange knowledge and analyze good practices and strategies to prevent and dissuade both, acts of corruption and functional misconduct.
An opportunity to find ways to implement control systems and prevention of corruption, capable to promote improvements in public management and create public value in benefit of citizens.
The CAII will also promote integration of interinstitutional commitments towards the strengthening of preventing corruption, by encouraging debate on innovative and efficient mechanisms.
We kindly invite you to participate in the promising debate of the CAII 2018 and be the agents of change our country requires, towards the Bicentennial of Peru’s independence.
Looking forward to welcome you!
Nelson Shack Yalta
Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru
reception 2nd floor
Nations room #3,
Nations room #3,
Nations room # 3,
“Promoting Integrity in Local Goverments”
“Education for Integrity: Training agents of change”
Room Ichma 2
“Transparency, Governance and accountability”
Nations room #3,
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reception 2nd floor
Nations room #3,
Nations room #3,
Nations room #3,
Nations room #3,
“Exposing corruption: New Technologies and Data Intelligence for Prevention”
“Mechanisms of social control to prevent corruption”
International Colloquium on Research “Policies for the Prevention of Corruption: Evidence from empirical research”
Room Ichma 2
Nations room #3,
Located in the city of Lima, district of San Borja. The Convention Center has capacity to accommodate ten thousand people approximately. National and international prestige as it was the venue of relevant meetings such as the VIII Summit of the Americas, The Summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Congress of Tourism and the Second World forum on Gastronomy Tourism, among others.
La Arqueología 206, San Borja
Lima – Perú
Stephen M. Kohn is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading whistleblower and qui tam attorneys. He won the largest ever individual whistleblower reward/qui tam payment for UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld ($104 million reward for Mr. Birkenfeld). His record of winning whistleblower cases dates back to 1984, and he was peer-review rated by the National Law Journal as one of the 50-top plaintiff’s lawyers in the United States, the only whistleblower rights lawyer to achieve this distinction. His successful advocacy has resulted in landmark precedents in whistleblower and qui tam law. He helped draft key whistleblower legislation and regulatory rules, including those incorporated into the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, the IRS Qui Tam whistleblower amendments, and Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. He is the author of the first legal treatise on whistleblowing and is the world’s most published author on whistleblower protection. His most recent book is The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself. In 1988 he helped found the National Whistleblower Center, where is currently serves, pro bono, as Executive Director.
Mr. Colmenares Páramo obtained his academic degree in the Faculty of Economics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
In the public sector, he has been Head of the Coordination Unit with Federal Entities of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit; Special Auditor of the Federalized Expenditure in the Superior Audit Office of the Federation (ASF); Internal Comptroller in the Federal Court of Fiscal and Administrative Justice, and Head of the Unit of Regional Coordination and Institutional Relations of the Federal Authority for the Development of Special Economic Zones.
Manuel Villoria is a Professor of Political Science at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid (URJC), where he directs the Observatory on Good Governance. He is the Director of the Master Program in Public Management at the Ortega y Gasset University Institute (IUOG) -UIMP and the Master Program in Security, Crisis and Emergency Management IUOG-URJC. PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid, BA in Law and Philology; He was a Fulbright scholar in the USA, where he studied a Master in Public Affairs at Indiana University.
Author of more than two hundred publications (books and articles) on public administration and administrative ethics. He has been a member of the Governing Council of the State Agency for the Evaluation of Policies and Quality of Services and (AEVAL) and Technical General Secretary of Education and Culture in Madrid; He is a member of the Scientific Council of the international organization CLAD. Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), Co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of Transparency International, Spanish chapter and the Association + Democracy
Paul Flather, Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford University, was founding Secretary–General (CEO) of the Europaeum club of leading European universities (2001-18) where he remains as director. He spent eight years as a journalist working for the BBC, Times newspapers, and the New Statesman (deputy-editor) and has written for many other publications and contributed to many volumes. He was elected for the former London Council (chairing the city’s Post-School education 1986-90); appointed by George Soros founding Secretary-General/CEO of the Central European University (1990-94); Director of External and International Relations for Oxford University (1994-2000), He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, with an award and first class degree, later completing a prize-winning PhD on Indian politics. His research has focused on Indian democracy, education, migration and corruption.
He has lectured all over the world, most recently this year as a visiting professor at Charles University, Prague (2018). He is a founder of the British Organisation of People of Indian Origin (from 1980s); chairs three educational charity boards and is a trustee of several more. During the 80s, he worked actively with dissident academics behind the Iron Curtain in Central Europe, and set up challenging race and equality groups in the UK, among many other initiatives.
Dr. David A. Crocker is Senior Research Scholar in the School of Public Policy. Coming to UMD in 1993, he specializes in international development ethics, sociopolitical philosophy, transitional justice, democracy, and democratization. Offering graduate courses in ethics, development, foreign aid, democracy, and human rights, Dr. Crocker helped establish and directs the School's specialization in International Development, the School's largest and fastest growing program. In 1998, he started the Development Circle, a bi-weekly speaker-forum that addresses ethical issues in international development. He directed the first three study-abroad trips to Morocco, where School graduate students and Public Leadership undergraduates studied "Culture and Human Rights - A Public Leadership Perspective." In 2010, he led the first School study trip to Peru to study "Development, Democracy, and Human Rights in Peru.” He also directs doctoral dissertations on ethics and global issues, and in 2013 became director of the School’s Ph.D. program.
Matthew Stephenson is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches administrative law, legislation and regulation, anti-corruption law, and political economy of public law. His research focuses on the application of positive political theory to public law, particularly in the areas of administrative procedure, anti-corruption, judicial institutions, and separation of powers. Prior to joining the Harvard Law School faculty, Professor Stephenson clerked for Senior Judge Stephen Williams on the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. He received his J.D. and Ph.D. (political science) from Harvard in 2003, and his B.A. from Harvard College in 1997.
Director of Transparencia Mexicana, in the Mexico headquarters of International Transparency.
During the legislative discussions for the anti-corruption reforms of 2015 and 2016, He act as liaison between academic, business and social organizations; and the Congress.
He is recognized for having developed the 3de3 Initiative.
Bohorquez promotes the creation of an autonomous, effective and independent Public Attorney in Mexico.
He worked as coordinator of different publications, such as "Open Parliament, Achievements and challenges".
He currently works on the elimination of cash in public life and the use of Blockchain and cryptoactives for the tracking of public money and politics financing.
Paul A. Cleveland is a Professor of Economics and Finance at Birmingham-Southern College. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Economics by the Texas A&M University and began his career at SUNY-Geneseo in 1985. He spent one year as a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Central Florida in Orlando before joining the faculty at BSC in 1990.
His principal academic research is focused on the study of free enterprise and political economy. He studied the areas of economics, philosophy, theology, and history, as they are relevant in exploring the morality of free markets. Within this context, he is interested in examining the proper role of government in society and the problems created when enacting policies beyond the appropriate boundaries. Author of two books: Understanding the Modern Culture Wars and Unmasking the Sacred Lies and co-author of the third edition of Basic Economics with Clarence B. Carson and The Great Utopian Delusion: The Global Rise of Government and the Destruction of Liberty with Clarence B. Carson and L. Dwayne Barney. In addition, his articles have been published in numerous places including the Journal of Private Enterprise, the Independent Review, the Journal of Markets & Morality, Religion and Liberty, Areopagus Journal, Mises Daily Articles, and The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty. Beyond his writing, he has lectured on free enterprise in numerous places including universities in Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Peru, China, and Taiwan. Finally, he serves as an adjunct scholar for the Alabama Policy Institute, as a part time scholar for the Apologetics Resource Center, and as a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics.
Civil Engineer and Federal Auditor of External Control, is the current Secretary of Combat against Corruption of the TCU. Since 2005, in the TCU he was also the head of the Extraordinary Secretariat for Special Operations in Infrastructure, the unit responsible for conducting the processes related to Operation "Lava Jato". He was also Director of the technical area responsible for the inspection of roads. He held the positions of Secretary of Oil Infrastructure Inspection and also of Energy Works Inspection. Coordination of the audits of the TCU corresponding to the 2014 World Cup. In the area of fighting corruption and integrity, Palestinian in international events of the UN, OECD, in addition to trainings for auditors of the General Controllers of various countries in Latin America.
Author of books, lecturer and speaker on topics related to cost engineering for the public sector, Compliance, Integrity and licenses and contracts for works and engineering services.
Editor, Chief of research in El País. He has received a dozen awards for his research, such as the Ortega y Gasset award and the King of Spain International Award. José Maria is an expert in jihadist terrorism, he has published five books of great editorial success. Lecturer in forums and universities in Europe, Asia and America.
Lawyer,by the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Postgraduate studies in Public Opinion at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Flacso) and Management Development (PDD) at the IAE. He has a Master in Journalism by the Universidad Torcuato De Tella (UTDT).
Co-author of three books with, Francisco Olivera: "Hablen con Julio (2007), “El Buen Salvaje” (2008) and “Los platos rotos” (2015)", edited by Random House.
Permanent professor of UTDT (Journalism and MBA).
With 14 years of experience in "La Nación" newspaper, where he began as an intern. He was writer and editor of Economy and Business and currently works as a Deputy Secretary of Editorial.
Political scientist of the University of Costa Rica, with postgraduate studies in Management of Development Projects of the Central American Institute of Public Administration. He has served as Project Director of Technical Electoral Assistance and Program Coordinator for the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and its Electoral Advisory and Promotion Center (IIDH / CAPEL); General Coordinator of the Democratic Values and Political Management Program, and Project to Strengthen the Institutionality and Governance of the Congress of the Republic of the Organization of American States in Guatemala. He is currently the Director of the Residence of the National Democratic Institute in Guatemala and Director of the NDI Regional Program for Central America.
He is President of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rica Integra Association, a training chapter of Transparency International.
Chief Executive of Ferreycorp, parent company with 17 subsidiaries that operate at eight countries of Latin America, being Ferreyros the most important one, representative of Caterpillar in Peru. Civil Engineer, he has degrees and postgraduate studies in engineering, economics and business administration by Peruvian and foreign universities. Before joining Ferreyros organization, where he’s been for 38 years, he had important executive positions in different financial institutions. Currently, he is director of many companies, board member of three universities and other non-profit organizations. He won IPAE Award in 1999.
Ricardo Rodríguez Yee, currently Deputy Comptroller in charge, has recently served as Deputy Comptroller for the Mining and Energy Sector of the General Comptroller's Office of the Republic, evidencing cases such as Reficar, Bionergy, Propilco and Electricaribe among others. He has also been Director of the Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME).
He has been at the head of restructuring of companies such as Enertolima, Barranquilla Telecomunicaciones, Gecelca, Emsirva and Cedelca, today being stable and ongoing business models. He has also been an advisor to the Chief of Staff of the National Army, General Commander of the Colombian Military Forces on Investment issues, UNDP, the Ministry of Mines, the National Federation of Departments and Ecopetrol.
He is an Industrial Engineer from the Francisco José de Caldas District University; Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes; University Specialist in Business Management from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain; Master in Organization Management from Universitè du Québec, Canada; and PhD. (c) in Model Based Public Planning, Policy Design and Management of the University of Palermo, Italy.
Frédéric Boehm is an economist with 15 years of experience working and researching on corruption, governance, institutional change, and public sector reforms. At the OECD, he focuses on public integrity policies in Latin America, policy capture and applying behavioral insights. Before joining the OECD, Frédéric worked as an independent consultant for governments and international institutions. He gained experience in supporting anti-corruption reforms, evaluations, and delivering trainings and workshops. Since 2007, he teaches a module on "economics of corruption" (in Spanish) at universities in Colombia, Panama, and Peru. He also worked 3 years for GIZ in an anti-corruption project at headquarters, and 5 years as a professor in economics and political science in Colombia. Frédéric has published in books and various academic journals.
Luis Martínez is an assistant professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the political economy of development, with an emphasis on Latin America. In his current research projects, he studies the impact of monetary incentives for electoral participation in Peru and the effect of the source of public financing on the behavior of local governments in Colombia. In other projects, he studies various aspects of the functioning of authoritarian regimes, such as repression against opponents and manipulation of information. His work has been published in the magazines "Experimental Economics" and "Journal of Development Economics".
Luis is an economist and philosopher by the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and has a PhD in economics by the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom.
Joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Service in 1997, a Central Service under the Government of India and have held numerous responsibilities and key positions in field offices and at Headquarters in the office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (C&AG), at New Delhi. He is currently posted in the Office of Principal Director of Audit, Indian Accounts, Washington DC, USA as Principal Director of Audit, since 21 August 2017 which is entrusted with the responsibility of auditing overseas Missions/ Posts and the public sector entities in the Americas. Prior to joining the overseas office at Washington DC, he assisted the senior management in the office of C&AG of India in managing the cadre of Group “A” service and was the Chief Vigilance Officer in the organisation. He has also assisted the C&AG of India and senior management in the meetings of the Public Accounts Committee, an important Financial Committee of the Indian Parliament which ensures accountability of the executive to the legislature. During my stint in the field offices, He had held responsibilities in both auditing and accounting streams across various states in the country. He holds extensive experience in the audit of state government expenditure and revenue. He also audited the UN and its agencies in Geneva and Copenhagen and is a trained SAI PMF facilitator. He has rich experience in conducting peer reviews in other SAIs. He holds a master’s degree from University of Delhi.
Muriel Poisson is the task manager of the Institute’s project on Ethics and Corruption in Education. She is responsible for research and training activities dealing with a variety of topics on the issue, such as the use of open education data, public expenditure tracking surveys, teacher codes of conduct, and academic fraud. In this capacity, she trained more than 2,000 people on how to design and implement diagnostic tools aimed at assessing distorted practices in the use of education resources; and on how to design and implement strategies to improve transparency and accountability in education. She also provides technical assistance in the area of transparency and integrity planning, for instance to national teams in charge of the development of an integrity risk assessment, a PETS, or a code of conduct. Finally, she is managing the ETICO information platform, a dynamic clearinghouse for all information and activities related to transparency and accountability issues in education”. She also worked as assistant of UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Education. And she was the team leader a.i. of IIEP Research and Development team from 2014 to 2017. Muriel has authored a number of publications, including: ‘Corrupt Schools, Corrupt Universities: What Can Be Done?’ (UNESCO Press).
Edwin H. Rodríguez Hernández holds a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting by the University of Puerto Rico, magna cum laude. He is a certified fraud examiner, certified fraud specialist, certified Business manager and certified internal control auditor. He’s been working in the Office of the Comptroller of Puerto Rico for more than 30 years. He has worked in different positions and in relevant cases of fraud investigation.
He is President of the Office's Auctions Board as well as a member of different work commissions. He is the Director of the Anti-Corruption and External Relations Office, responsible for developing strategies to prevent corruption in the public sector. He maintains relationships with supreme audit institutions and performs various activities with intertnational organizations. He conducts activities regarding citizen participation and national institutions and is responsible for providing guidance and advice on prevention and anticorruption. Additionally, he provides support to audits missions in the field of anti-corruption strategies.
He is responsible for reviewing and publishing brochures issued by the Office of the Comptroller. He was a member of the working group appointed to develop the Anticorruption Management Plan of Puerto Rico.
Lawyer by the “Universidad Nacional de San Marcos”. Specialist in Human Rights, Public Gestion and fight against corruption. Currently, he is Director of Ethics and Development Institute of the “Universidad Jesuita Antonio Ruiz de Montoya”. Ex Public Defender or Ombudsman (2011 – 2016). Ex President of the Presidential Comission of Integrity (2016) and Member of the Justice Review Comission (2018).
María Marván Laborde was the first and only female president of the IFE and commissioned founding president of the IFAI. She studied at UNAM sociology and graduated with a master and doctorate from the New School for Social Research, in New York City, USA. She has specialized in politics, electoral issues, transparency, access to information, protection of personal data, fight against corruption and democratic development in Mexico. She has been a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the University of Guadalajara, (UdeG), the Institute of Higher Studies of the West (ITESO) and the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM).
At the Organization of American States, she participated with the drafting group of the Model Law on Transparency and Access to Information. She was invited by the Barack Obama team to participate in the creation group of the International Alliance for Open Government. Her most recent publications are the books: Transparency and access to information in the INE and political parties (2003-2016); and Corruption in Mexico, practical perception and ethical sense. She is currently a full-time researcher at the Institute of Legal Research of the UNAM.
Public Manager, Master in Government and Public and Academic Administration of the Institute of Public Affairs of the University of Chile. In 2017, he won the contest on "Integrity and Ethics in the Public Service" of the Latin American Center for Development Administration (CLAD). Since 2015, he has worked on the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. He is a member of the Office of the Comptroller General and coordinator of the UNCAC Chile Anti-Corruption Alliance, an initiative that brings together public, private and civil society institutions to promote integrity and integrity.
Nicholas Swales is a graduate of Oxford University, England, and Carleton University, Ottawa. He served as a researcher for federal parliamentary committees on defence and security before joining the Office of the Auditor General of Canada in 1996. Nicholas has led performance audits at progressively more senior levels from 1996 to date on portfolios including aboriginal issues, integrity of social programs, defense, immigration, border security, and foreign affairs.
He was responsible for performance audit methodology development and implementation for part of that time. Nicholas was also seconded to the Australian National Audit Office in Canberra, Australia, for two years, delivering audits on integrity of social programs.
He is currently responsible for performance audit work on public safety (including intelligence, policing, corrections and emergency management) and justice. Recent audits that Nicholas has worked on include: Detecting and Preventing Fraud in the Citizenship Program, and Preventing Corruption in Immigration and Border Services.
Official of the General Auditing Office (Argentina) since 1994, specializing in public debt issues and as auditor of management in different areas of government (education, health, tourism, environment, etc.). Teacher in universities and in SAIs. Consultant in management audit and government matters in general, promotes the progressive diversification of the dimensions of performance audit analysis, including ethical aspects.
Bachelor in International Relations, has Master degrees in International Relations, Finance and Public Policy Evaluation. Graduated from the International Program of the Canadian Foundation for Comprehensive Audit, implemented together with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. Since 2018 he has worked in Norway, as Manager of Capacity Development of the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) for OLACEFS (22 countries, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). Among its main tasks are the identification of the needs and problems of the SAI of the region - among them corruption and its articulation with the offer of programs and lines of work of the IDI, in coordination with the SAIs. bodies of OLACEFS.
Carlos Santiso, CAF’s Director of Institutional Development - Development Bank of Latin America, since September 2018. He worked as Chief of the Innovation in Citizen Services Division, and the Institutional Capacity of the State Division of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, between 2011 and 2018. Sector Manager of the Governance Division of the African Development Bank, in Tunisia between 2007 and 2011; and Governance and Public Finance Advisor of the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom Government in Lima and Glasgow between 2002 and 2007; specialist in democratic governance of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance between 1996 and 2000. Advisor of the French Prime Minister Office in Paris between 1995 and 1996. He has worked in more than a dozen countries in Africa and the Americas.
Carlos holds a PhD in comparative political economics by the Johns Hopkins University (2006), as well as public policy masters by the Columbia University (1995) and Sciences-Po Paris (1993). He has written extensively on the processes of democratization, fight against corruption, digital transformation of the state.
Mr.Lee currently works at *WFK as advisor for the Secretary of Integrity in PCM. He is responsible for providing strategic guidance and mentorship to transform Digital Technologies with Blockchain and Big Data.
Prior to becoming WFK Advisor, Mr.Lee worked for global companies such as Oracle, SAS Institute for over 30 years in the public and private sector with in-depth knowledge of Digital initiatives.
During the last 4 years, he was a Member of Open Data Strategy Council (ODSC) at Big Data subcommittee in the Prime Minister Office of Korea, while delivering consultancy services for the Korean Government Open Data Strategy and the Open Civil Service Portal (Minwon24).
*WFK (World Friend Korea) is a South Korean government-run overseas volunteer program.
IT System Engineer, with a master degree in Systems and Security Auditing; Certifications in Scrum Foundation Professional Certify (SFPC) and Scrum Master Professional Certify (SMPC).
20 years of experience in the area of technology in the public sector of the Dominican Republic. He is the Director of Information Technology and Communications of the Chamber of Accounts of the Dominican Republic.
Innovation and creation of value in the public service are his main objectives in public administration.
Joined GAO in 1998. Worked on a variety of key audit areas including ways to improve projects investment, emerging issues related to identify fraud, ways to make evidence-bases management decisions, and key practices for transparently reporting government data.
Lawyer; Professor at the Law Department of the National University of Asuncion; ex Advisor of the Honorable Deputies Chamber; legal advisor at the Sub secretary of the Ministry of Interior; ex Head of Legal Advice at the Anti-drugs National Secretariat. Currently, he is Director of Legal Affairs at the Office of the Comptroller General of Colombia, with the direction of the legislative branch depending of the National Congress.
Doctor and master in political science by the University of Chicago. Master in public policy from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and industrial engineer by Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO).
Since 1998 he is professor and researcher of the ITESO. From 1998 to 2001 he was coordinator of the Bachelor's degree in International Relations and from 2011 to 2014 he was member of the Board of Rectory. He is currently director of the Department of socio-political and legal studies and is a member of the Governing Board of the University. He has also been Professor at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor and researcher at the Center of Investigation and Economic Teaching and Professor at the Institute of Technology and Superior Studies of Monterrey, campus Guadalajara. From 2014 to 2015 he was visiting researcher at the Mexico-United States Studies Center at the University of California, San Diego.
Since 1996 he has been a consultant and speaker on issues of public policy and government management in a large number of public, social and private sector bodies, both national and international. From 2004 to 2007 he was general director of Studies and Research of the Federal Institute of Access to Public Information. From 2012 to 2016 he worked as specialist of the Body Responsible of Transparency and Access to the Information from the Electoral National Institute.
His areas of specialty include transparency and accountability, federalism, local democracy and public policies. From 2004 until 2006 he was national researcher (level I) of the National System of Researchers. He is author of several books and publications about transparency and accountability accounts, as well as politics and public policy.
Paul Lagunes, Ph.D., is the 2018 Board of Advisors Visiting Fellow at the Baker Institute. He is also an assistant professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His research on the political economy of development examines the issue of corruption, especially as it affects subnational governments in the Americas. Lagunes’ research primarily focuses on two questions: 1) how does corruption actually work in practice? and 2) what tools are available for limiting the harmful effects of corruption? Through conducting randomized control trials in diverse contexts such as Peru, Mexico and New York City, his work offers insights on the regressive impact of corruption impact, the factors that maintain a corrupt status quo and the conditions under which anti-corruption monitoring is most effective.
His work has been published in PLoS ONE, Latin American Research Review, Political Psychology, the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Politics & Policy and the Journal of Social Issues, among others. He is also the co-editor (with Susan Rose-Ackerman) of “Greed, Corruption and the Modern State: Essays in Political Economy.” During the 2016-2017 academic year, Lagunes served as a visiting scholar at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. His research has also been supported by the International Growth Centre, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and funding sources based at Columbia University. Lagunes received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.
Rajeev K. Goel is Professor of Economics at Illinois State University, and Research Fellow at Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany.
He serves on editorial boards of several journals and has authored two books. He has held positions at the Indian Institute of Management, ZEW, Bank of Finland, Tata Energy Research Institute and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research interest lies in public economics, economics of technological change and applied microeconomics.
He won the Bergson Prize for the best paper in Comparative Economic Studies (“Bureaucratic Monopoly and the Nature and Timing of Bribes: Evidence from Croatian Data”.
Anna Persson, is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, as well as a research fellow and member of the steering committee of the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute. Persson holds her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Gothenburg and has a Master’s degree in Political Science from Lund University, Sweden and McGill University, Canada, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics oriented towards development economics from the School of Economics and Management at Lund University. She has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
Persson’s primary fields of interest encompass the comparative politics and comparative political economy of development and democratization. In particular, her research focuses on the relationship between formal and informal institutions, individual and collective behavior, and the willingness and capacity of political elites to provide goods that serve the broader public, as well as the factors that influence the likeliness that citizens will collectively mobilize to demand such goods. She has written extensively on corruption and anti-corruption reform, the role of political will in reform efforts, taxation as a source of accountable government, and the role of state capacity in fostering democratic governance. Her research appears in, among other venues, Governance, Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, and at Palgrave Macmillan and Oxford University Press. In addition to her academic research, she has worked on evaluations commissioned by OECD/DAC and EBA (The Expert Group for Aid Studies), as well as a consultant and an advisor on anticorruption, good governance, and democratization for UNCDF, The Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida), Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD), and the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral, and Land Registration Authority.
Capital of the Republic of Peru, founded in 1535 and located in the central coast of the country, by the Pacific Ocean. Lima is highly recognized for its culture, gastronomy and architecture. Walking along the streets means to admire churches, archeological sites and old houses with balconies coexisting with modern buildings.
Lima was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1991 by the UNESCO and is one of the most relevant touristic destinations in Peru, covering the districts of Lima Center and Rimac.
A route located in Lima that travels along the south-central part of the Lima coast, passing by the districts of Callao, San Miguel, Magdalena, San Isidro, Miraflores, Barranco and Chorrillos.
Lima has been recognized as the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America. Lima’s cuisine is a mishmash of African, Indigenous and Chinese influences.