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Raul Felix Junquera-Varela

Lead Public Sector Specialist

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Raul Felix Junquera-Varela is Lead Public Sector Specialist in the Governance Global Practice of the WB and Chair of the DRM Community of Practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in public sector reform with a particular focus on tax administration and Cust5oms. He held senior management positions at the Spanish Revenue Agency from 1984 till 1998. From 1998 till 2004, he headed the Permanent Mission of Spain at the Interamerican Center of Tax Administrations and served as Financial Counsellor to the  Spanish Embassy in Panama. In 2005, he joined the International Monetary Fund as Technical Assistance Advisor in the Revenue Administration Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department. In 2008, he happily joined the WB as Senior Public Sector Specialist in PREM Anchor. His research interests include institution building and operational reform of revenue administration, and he has authored numerous publications on these topics. He is an economist, a lawyer, and a certified public accountant.