Juan Pablo Guerrero

Juan Pablo Guerrero

Network Director, Global Initiative on Fiscal Transparency

Network Director of the Global Initiative on Fiscal Transparency (GIFT), a multi-stakeholder action network to advance fiscal transparency, public participation and accountability in countries around the world. He was a founding Commissioner of the Federal Institute for Access to Information & Data Protection in Mexico (2002-2009), where he subsequently was the Secretary General (2013-14). Between 2009 and 2013, he was the manager of the Mentoring Governments for Transparency Program at the International Budget Partnership (2009-13). Before 2003, he was a university professor at the CIDE (Center for Research & Teaching in Economics) in Mexico (1994-2003) specialized in public administration reform for accountability, anticorruption and fiscal transparency. He started his career as news reporter and correspondent in Washington & Paris, where he studied master and PhD programs in public policy (SAIS-Johns Hopkins University and Sciences-Po).

The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group, the International Budget Partnership, the International Federation of Accountants, the Department of Budget & Management of the Philippines, the Federal Secretary of Budget and Planning of Brazil and the Treasury Secretariat of Mexico are the lead stewards of the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency, which comprises 37 members in 2017.


Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

It may improve the quality of public services delivery, help to ensure a better access to these public services and to benefit positively development standards for the people involved.


What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

A stronger community of practitioners willing to continue sharing knowledge and innovations for peer learning.