Juan Pablo Guerrero is the Network Director of the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency, a multi-stakeholder action network to advance fiscal transparency, public participation and accountability in countries around the world. He was a founding Commissioner of the Federal Institute for Access to Information & Data Protection in Mexico (2002-2009), where he subsequently was the Secretary General (2013-14). Between 2009 and 2013, he was the manager of the Mentoring Governments for Transparency Program at the International Budget Partnership. Before 2003, he was a university professor at the CIDE (Center for Research & Teaching in Economics) in Mexico (1994-2003) specialized in public administration reform for accountability, anticorruption and fiscal transparency. He started his career as news reporter and correspondent in Washington & Paris, where he studied master and PhD programs in public policy (SAIS-Johns Hopkins University and Sciences-Po).
Murray Petrie – Lead Technical Advisor.
Murray Petrie has worked as a consultant and civil society advocate for fiscal transparency and accountability since leaving the New Zealand Treasury in 1997. He helped draft the IMF’s 1998 Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency and the accompanying Manual, and has since taken part in IMF fiscal transparency assessment and technical assistance missions in numerous countries. Murray has also consulted extensively for the World Bank on public financial management and transparency, and has advised the International Budget Partnership on the design of the Open Budget Survey. He completed the first four Open Budget Surveys of New Zealand as a civil society researcher. Murray helped found the NZ chapter of Transparency International in the late 1990s, and served for the next fifteen years in a variety of voluntary executive and Board roles. Murray has been technical advisor to GIFT since its start-up phase, and helped develop and draft the High Level Principles. He leads GIFT’s work on norms, including analysing fiscal transparency commitments by members of the Open Government Partnership, development of a new norm on public participation in fiscal policy, and scoping the interface between fiscal transparency and the environment. His full CV including publications is available here
Lorena Rivero del Paso – Manager for Technical Collaboration and Cooperation.
She is an economist and holds an MSc-LLM in Law and Economics. As a Public Financial Management expert, she has worked in M&E of government performance, opening government and combating corruption, from government positions and as international consultant.
During her tenure as General Director of Performance Monitoring and Information Analysis in the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit in Mexico, she coordinated the increase of the Mexican score of the Open Budget index, with which Mexico obtained the 6th position of the ranking in 2017, moving up from the 38th position in 2010. She was also in charge of the Fiscal Transparency Portal, which houses more than thirteen online platforms that include visualizations, open data and Artificial Intelligence.
Her experience also accounts for the design of the architecture for national planning including gender issues and linking the budget with the Sustainable Development Goals.
He is the graphic developer of the GIFT Community of Practice and manages social network dissemination strategies. He was previously Deputy Director of Performance Information for the Budget Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Finance in Mexico, where he helped develop the fiscal transparency portals, the production of dissemination publications for citizens and the design of communication campaigns in accessible formats for the public. He was previously Head of the Department of Public Participation at the Ministry of the Comptroller in the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, where he also developed campaigns in accessible formats.
She has 15 years of experience in multinational organizations performing leadership roles in corporate financial planning and financial analysis.
She worked at Kraft Foods International from 1997 to 2008 in increasing responsibility roles as a financial planning expert for the Information Systems Department in Latin America.
She lives in Washington D.C. since 2010 where she was a volunteer at different non-profit organization.
In the academic area, she was Assistant Professor of Production Management at the University of Buenos Aires.
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