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Daniel Ortega Nieto

Senior Governance Specialist, World Bank Group

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Daniel Ortega Nieto is a Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank. In this capacity Daniel has supported projects and analytical work in Argentina, Bangladesh, Croatia, Ecuador, Mexico, Mozambique, and Uruguay, among others. Currently, Daniel leads the World Bank’s public financial management program in Indonesia; supporting reforms in areas such as budgeting, treasury, civil service, and digital government. Previously, he led the ​​public sector management operations in Brazil, as well as research and technical support in governance and public financial management. He designed and led the Subnational Pro-Gestão Program, a US$1 billion credit line to improve fiscal and public financial management across Brazil. Daniel led the development of DeCODE, an evidence-based system that leverages data to help anticipate and solve delivery challenges, and the Governance Risk Assessment System that uses artificial intelligence for extracting 200+ firm-level and agency-level corruption risk red-flags. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was an advisor to the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, a consultant to the Inter-American Bank, as well as the Ministry of Labor and the United States Agency for International Development. He has conducted research at Harvard and Sciences-Po universities. Daniel graduated from El Colegio de México, holds a Master's degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom (Chevening fellow), and holds a PhD in Public Policy and Government from Georgetown University in the United States (Fulbright fellow).