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Gustavo Perez Ara

Research Manager

Gustavo is the Research Manager for the OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM).

He joined the IRM team in May 2017 as a Program Officer for the Subnational Government Pilot Program. Starting in July 2018, he transitioned to a Senior Program Officer, where his primary focus was the development of IRM reports in the Americas to assess the implementation of government commitments.

Previously, Gustavo worked at Transparency International as part of the Global Advocacy and Campaigns Department and the Public Management Office of Transparency’s Venezuelan Chapter. He holds an MA in Conflict Resolution and International Mediation from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a BA in Liberal Arts and International Politics from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela.

Authored Content


A Clear Commitment to Justice

Justice has become one of the most popular policy areas across the Partnership and the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has found many of these commitments to be highly impactful.

Maricela in RIBCA, Costa Rica

Bridging the Gap to Protect Environmental Rights

OGP can serve as a space to ensure that efforts to enhance information, participation, and accountability translate into concrete outcomes to address the issues that environmental defenders are facing.


The Challenge Ahead for Latin America: From Participation to Results

After the third wave of democratization from the late 70s to the 2000s, Latin America saw the growth of professional civil society organizations (CSOs) and the legal recognition of citizen participation in public policy decision making. By the time the…

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