Luis Esquivel is operations officer at the World Bank recently created Governance Global Practice where he supports WB engagement around open government issues, including coordination with the Open Government Partnership. Prior to that, he worked at the World Bank Institute (WBI)’s Access to Information Program from 2007 to 2014. During this time he focused on open government issues, including supporting the adoption and implementation of transparency and access to information legislation in developing countries through facilitating knowledge exchanges and the sharing of lessons learned in Africa, Latin America, Middle East and South East Asia. In addition, he worked at the Trust for the Americas – NGO affiliated to the Organization of American States – assisting in the coordination of the Regional Alliance for Freedom of Expression and Information. Luis holds a M.A. in Latin American Studies with concentration in Government from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
In the coming days, when Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes signs the Access to Information Law-already approved by Congress-a big milestone for ATI and the open government movement will be reached: 100 countries with ATI laws. All of us who care…