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Senior Public Sector Specialist

Maria González de Asis is a Senior Public Management Specialist in the Governance team in the World Bank Institute. Employed by the World Bank since 1997, she has concentrated on public sector reform. Most recently, she is managing anticorruption programs in the field, disseminating emerging best practice in governance and anti-corruption worldwide, leading the area of Legal and Judicial Reform Learning Programs and the sectoral work and researching and advising countries on governance and development around the world. In the last years she has pioneered capacity building approaches for good governance and anti-corruption. Ms. Gonzalez is a frequent speaker on governance issues in different fora, providing lectures at Standford University, Kennedy School at Harvard, Georgetown University, and she has received several awards inside and outside the Bank for her challenging work in the area of Governance. Her publications include: "International Corruption" (Claves 1999), "Judicial Reform and Corruption" (La Revista 1997) and "La Burocracia Española" (Revista de Derecho 1996), La corrupción Judicial (Gestion y Análisis de Políticas Publicas 2001); Rule of Law and Corruption (World Bank, 2004); Reducing Corruption at the Local Level (forthcoming World Bank 2005); Governance and Rule of Law (World Bank Institute, 2006). Ms. González de Asis has a Master's degree in Law from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, and she has a Master's degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. Before joining the World Bank, Ms. González de Asis worked at Transparency International in Washington, Berlin and Peru, and for the Spanish Lawyer Firm “Abogados Asociados”