Tim Kessler is the Country Director for WJP’s Mexico office. Prior to joining the World Justice Project, Tim was the Chief of Party for USAID's Mexico Economic Policy Program (MEPP), where he promoted transparency initiatives and managed technical assistance projects to implement and strengthen the impact of open government and public sector accountability initiatives. Prior to running MEPP, Tim was Chief of Party of USAID’s Mexico Competitiveness Program and Greater Transparency and Accountability Project. Tim has also consulted for the World Bank, UNDP, and the IADB, and brings a strong social science research background. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He has lived in Mexico City since 2005.