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Guenter Heidenhof

Sector Manager for Public Sector & Governance

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Guenter Heidenhof is the Sector Manager for Public Sector and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank. He is a German national who began his career as a Magistrate. He has comprehensive expertise with public sector governance, organizational development and managing change with special focus on the procedural and institutional underpinnings of public sector reform. He first joined the World Bank in 1998, as Cluster Leader for governance, public sector and public finance reforms in African countries. From 2005 to 2008 he was based in Madagascar as Coordinator for governance and institutional development programs in Madagascar, Mozambique, South-Africa, Mauritius, Namibia and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. From 2008 to early 2010 he was Governance Advisor in the World Bank Office in New Delhi - leading and coordinating the governance and anti-corruption work of the World Bank in India. Prior to joining the Bank, Günter worked for the German Federal Government; he held several senior positions mainly in the area of change management and institutional development. He holds degrees in international law, public administration and economics; he has a PhD in International Law from the University of Cologne/Germany.