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Doug Porter

Senior Justice and Rule of Law Specialist

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Doug Porter is Senior Justice and Rule of Law Specialist, World Bank. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. He has extensive experience as an academic and a practitioner in the areas of public finance reform, governance and access to justice, and fiscal decentralisation. His experience includes long term assignments in Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Kenya, Uganda, and Pakistan, and most recently Timor Leste and Solomon Islands.
Doug’s recent work includes country and thematic background papers for the WDR 2011, Violence, Conflict and Development, reforms to PFM and justice in fragile settings, analytic and operational work around political settlements, justice and conflict in Solomon Islands, the political economy of subnational spending in Timor Leste and, urban safety and security in Papua New Guinea. In Nigeria, he led the team responsible for the Edo ‘fiscal ethnography’ study under the Niger Delta Social Accountability project, and contributed to discussions on conflict, governance and security in the Bank’s Nigeria program.