Jairo Acuña Alfaro was previously the global Policy Advisor on Core Government Functions and Public Service Excellence at UNDP New York from 2014 to 2019. Mr. Acuña-Alfaro has helped develop several policies regarding national public sector and civil service reform. In particular, he has provided policy advice and interventions with Governments for the formulation and approval of the Civil Service Laws, the adoption, implementation, and monitoring of the anti-corruption strategies, the establishment of monitoring and evaluation frameworks on anti-corruption and public service delivery, pioneering new alternatives to measure corruption, and public administrative performance. Mr. Acuña-Alfaro has work experience in governance and public sector reform at the World Bank Institute in Washington, D.C.; the Danish Agency for International Development and HN Consultants ApS in Denmark; the Technological Institute of Monterrey in Mexico; the International Center for Human Development, the Central American Organization of Audit Institutions, Transparency International and the UNDP in Costa Rica. Mr. Acuña-Alfaro holds degrees from the University of Oxford (Doctoral candidate and Master of Arts), University of Essex in England (MA in Political Economy) and Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica (MSc International Relations).

Jairo Acuña Alfaro will participate in the World Justice Forum working session Launch of the Ibero-American Alliance for Access to Justice