Benjamin Herzberg is Program Lead, Open Private Sector, at the World Bank Institute, where he works on private sector engagement in open and collaborative governance. Before joining, he was Senior Private Sector Development Specialist in the joint World Bank / IFC Investment Climate Department, where he was the Global Product Leader on Public-Private Dialogue. Since he joined the Bank in 2004, he led or participated in interventions on investment climate reform, multi-stakeholder dialogue, and competitiveness in more than 20 countries. He also led the incubation of a new Global Practice on Competitive Industries in 2010-11 and directed Investment Generation programs in Europe and Central Asia out of Vienna, Austria in 2009-2010. Beforehand, he worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Office of the High Representative on participatory reform making and at the OSCE on stimulating the SME sector. Previously he worked in the private sector in France (banking), Israel (biotechnology) and the USA (high-technology). Herzberg holds a post-graduate degree in Geography and Environment from the Université des Sciences et Techniques, and a Suma Cum Laude Master’s degree in Geography from the Université de la Sorbonne, France.
More than 60 governments have committed to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), making their government data available to enable public scrutiny and citizen monitoring, and enhance government accountability. The Open Contracting community is devising Open Contracting Data Standards to enhance…