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Boris Weber

Senior Governance Specialist

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Boris Weber works on Open Government approaches in the World Bank Institute (WBI) where he is the Team Leader for the programs ICT4Gov – Information and Communication Technology for Governance – and Voices Against Corruption, a global civil society network that promotes the scaling up of ICT in demand side governance. A particular focus of his work explores mobile phone technology to increase citizen participation and to help governments achieve greater development impact with the help of feedback data. The ICT4Gov program looks at ICT to promote open budgeting, service user feedback and Open 311 – call center based one stop shops that collect data from citizens to inform reforms. Previous assignments at the World Bank and the OECD allowed him to work on both demand and supply side governance from public sector performance and human resources management to parliamentary strengthening. For the first ten years of his career Boris has been an award-winning investigative journalist and Chief Editor in Charge of Germany’s most watched current affairs program on national TV. Boris is an Ancien Élève of the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) of the French Prime Minister’s office and he has earned four Master degrees in law (LL.M) and public administration.