Advisory Panel

THE CGGI ADVISORY PANEL

Built by government practitioners, for government practitioners, the CGGI is designed to be a practical tool to help governments benchmark and understand their capabilities and performance, examine case studies of impactful policy and effective delivery, and have honest conversations about opportunities for progress.

The CGGI’s conceptual framework and methodology were first developed with inputs from people working in government. We then consulted with a wide variety of leaders, experts and researchers in governance from around the world. This broad collaboration allowed a comprehensive range of views to be captured and synthesised at various stages of review.

Part of this process was in consultation with the distinguished members of the CGGI Advisory Panel:

Dr Reuben Abraham
Dr Reuben Abraham
CEO, IDFC Foundation and IDFC Institute

Reuben Abraham is CEO of IDFC Foundation and IDFC Institute, a Mumbai-based “think/do tank”. Dr Abraham’s expertise lies in understanding the underlying processes of economic development, with a specific focus on state and institutional capacity, the political economy of implementation, and on well-managed urbanisation as a key driver. He is a Senior Fellow at the Marron Institute at New York University, Asia Fellow at the Milken Institute, Senior Advisor to Swiss Re, an Honorary Adviser to the New Zealand Asia Foundation, a trustee of the New Cities Foundation, and member of the Investment Committee of Endiya, a deep-tech fund. He was chosen as a Young Global Leader for 2009 by the World Economic Forum.

Ms Elizabeth Anderson
Ms Elizabeth Anderson
Executive Director, World Justice Project

Elizabeth “Betsy” Andersen is Executive Director of the World Justice Project. Ms Andersen is an expert in international human rights law and rule of law development, and she served previously as Director of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative and as Executive Director of the American Society of International Law. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Williams College, as well as on the governing and advisory boards of several international non-profit organisations. She is the recipient of a number of awards for her work in the international rule of law field.

Dr Christian Bason
Dr Christian Bason
CEO, Danish Design Center

Christian Bason is CEO of the Danish Design Centre, a foundation working to advance the value of design for business and society. A political scientist and design thinker, he is a former Director of MindLab, the Danish government’s innovation team, and the author of seven books on leadership, innovation, and design.

Mr Adrian Brown
Mr Adrian Brown
Executive Director, Boston Consulting Group Center for Public Impact

Adrian Brown is the Executive Director of the Centre for Public Impact, a Boston Consulting Group foundation dedicated to improving the positive impact of governments around the world. He has worked with government clients around the world on a range of topics including commissioning strategies, organisational design, cost reduction, and digital transformation. He is a global expert on impact investing and is the author of several influential reports on the topic including “The First Billion”, a forecast of social investment demand in the UK. He previously served as a Fellow at the Institute for Government, where he led a wide range of high-profile projects.

Ms Nathalie Delapalme
Ms Nathalie Delapalme
Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Institute

Nathalie Delapalme is Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Ms Delapalme was previously Inspecteur General des Finances at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, and an adviser for Africa and Development in the offices of various Foreign Affairs Ministers. She served the French Senate as an adviser to the Finance and Budgetary Commission, where she assessed fiscal and public expenditure and policies. She sits on the Board of IFRI (Institut Français des Relations Internationales). Ms Delapalme is the recipient of a number of awards and honours, including Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur.

Dr Ed Olowo-Okere
Dr Ed Olowo-Okere
Director, Global Governance Practice World Bank

Ed Olowo-Okere, a Nigerian national with three decades of experience working on governance issues around the world, leads the World Bank’s Public Sector and Financial Management team in the Governance Global Practice. Dr Olowo-Okere joined the World Bank in 1998 and has held various positions in operations, including Director of Governance overseeing Africa, MENA and ECA regions, Senior Adviser in the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions practice group, and Director of the Core Operational Services Department in the Africa region. Before joining the Bank, Dr Olowo-Okere held public- and private-sector positions in Nigeria, the UK, and New Zealand.

Dr Manuel Gerardo Flores Romero
Dr Manuel Gerardo Flores Romero
Coordinator, Regulatory Policy Program in Latin America OECD

Manuel Gerardo Flores Romero is Coordinator of the Regulatory Policy Programme in Latin America of the OECD. His main function is to advise governments to promote the adoption of public policies, institutions, and tools to improve the quality of regulations, using international good practices as a basis. He has supervised and helped implement regulatory policy programmes across Latin America.

Prof Kent Weaver
Prof Kent Weaver
Professor of Public Policy & Government, Georgetown University

Kent Weaver is Professor of Public Policy and Government at Georgetown University and senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Weaver’s research interests are comparative social policy and policy implementation. His recent research focuses on understanding how political institutions, feedback from past policy choices, and the strategic behaviour of politicians interact to shape public policy choices. He is also interested in understanding the determinants of compliance and non-compliance with public policy across a variety of policy sectors.