Senior Public Sector Specialist
Joanna A. Watkins joined the World Bank in 2009 as a Program Coordinator for the Public Sector Performance Global Expert Team and is currently a Senior Public Sector Specialist in the Governance Global Practice. She has worked on performance management, public finance, and human resource management projects in Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and East Asia. Prior to joining the Bank, Joanna worked with Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications and at various development consulting firms on issues related to monitoring and evaluation and institutional strengthening. She has published on a wide range of topics, from public finance to performance management, and recently co-authored the book Financial Management Information Systems: 25 Years of World Bank Experience with What Works and What Doesn’t with Cem Dener and Bill Dorotinsky. Joanna holds degrees in International Development from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and in Political Science from the College of William & Mary.