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Chief of Party, USAID/Peru Transparent Public Investment Project.  Paola Barragan

Paola Barragan is a governance, transparency, and rule of law expert with 26 years of
experience. She has experience leading complex international donor-funded transparency,
justice, anticorruption, and institutional-strengthening projects in Latin America and Africa.
As a four-time USAID chief of party (DRC, Colombia, El Salvador, and now Peru), Barragan
has led, implemented, and delivered democracy and governance programs. She has also
led World Bank, IDB, and United Nations projects in the Sahel, Liberia, South Sudan, Burundi, Bolivia, Honduras, and Ecuador, where she developed strong relationships with a wide range of actors from diverse cultural, geographic, economic, political, and social contexts in seventeen countries.

by Paola Barragan

Open Government in Action

This piece was originally published on OGP’s OpenStories. Imagine a local community where public funds meant for critical infrastructure routinely disappear, leaving the local community in a continuous state of disappointment and poverty. This scenario, regrettably, is common in many parts of the world due to corruption. However, that is not entirely the case in…

Rooting Out Systemic Corruption in Latin America Through Partnership

This blog was originally published by Foreign Policy magazine.  Corrupt governance systems are a threat to democracy. They deprive people of much-needed public resources and services, weaken trust in institutions, distort decision-making in the interest of the few, and lead to deep citizen disengagement and apathy. Moreover, corruption disproportionately impacts groups that already tend to hold…

2022 Forum on New Approaches to Countering Corruption Across Sectors

From November 30 - December 1, 2022, Chemonics convened key stakeholders across sectors to raise awareness of the human cost of corruption, share challenges and best practices to overcome corruption, and identify opportunities for further collaboration and research.