Marcos Mendiburu is a Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank. His areas of expertise include transparency, citizen participation and accountability reforms.
Within the broader framework of promoting governance reforms, he has focused on initiatives fostering access to public information through policy dialogue, technical assistance, and knowledge and learning in Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, including managing the IDF component concerning the setup of the Latin American Network of Access to Information Oversight Bodies (RTA).
Additionally he supports World Bank efforts in support of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), particularly around knowledge exchange and support to country engagement, as well as he contributes to the Knowledge Component of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), which explores the collaboration between CSO efforts on social accountability and horizontal accountability institutions.
Marcos earned a Masters’ degree in Public and International Affairs, with a major in Economic and Social Development from GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh. He also pursued graduate studies in International Relations in Argentina, at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), where he also worked for approximately five years.