Julia Keutgen


Julia Keutgen

Senior Transparency Adviser

Julia has technical expertise designing and implementing programmes, and advising on inclusive political processes, accountability, transparency, and rule of law. Her specialisation is transparency and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) as well as enhancing the role of civil society in public policy making and government oversight.

Julia has over 15 years of experience working on governance issues in Eastern Europe, Africa and the MENA region, with long-term, in-country support in Burundi and Morocco. She previously worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Brussels Liaison Office, where she focused on parliamentary development, including parliamentary openness and innovation. Before that, she worked in the UNDP Democratic Governance Group in New York on anti-corruption and judicial integrity issues, providing policy advice and programme support to UNDP country offices.

Her previous positions included adviser in the Cabinet of the Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation and governance programme officer at the Belgian Technical Cooperation. She graduated with a master’s degree in law from the University of Leuven in 2002 and in international politics from the University of Paris in 2005. She holds an MS in International Relations, European Studies and Laws.

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