Senior Public Sector Specialist
Jana Kunicová is a Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank. In her current assignment, she manages the Public Sector Performance outbound knowledge program at the World Bank’s Global Knowledge and Research Hub, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since joining the Bank in 2006, Jana has worked on improving public sector performance (including issues of service delivery, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, civil service, and public administration reform); integrity and anti-corruption systems; and political economy analysis. Jana’s regional experience spans the Europe and Central Asia and East Asia and Pacific regions, as well as several countries in southern Africa. She has managed lending operations, developed strategies, and prepared analytical products in a variety of settings: middle income countries (Malaysia, Ukraine, Albania, Caucasus, Turkey, Western Balkans), low income and/or fragile states (Tajikistan, Bosnia, Kosovo), and high income countries, where she helped design and implement reimbursable advisory services (Czech Republic, South Africa, Botswana). Jana holds a PhD in political economy from Yale University.