Karen Hussmann is a public policy expert with 18 years of experience in governance, transparency, anti-corruption issues and fragile states. She holds a Master in Public Policy and Management from the University of Chile and has extensive work experience throughout Latin America – where she lived for 10 years -, in many countries in Africa, and some in Asia, specifically Afghanistan.
She works as a senior advisor with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, the EU funded EUROsociAL II programme, is member of the UNDP LAC Service Centre Associate Expert Network in Local Governance and also works as independent consultant. In her professional career she has worked on a broad range of issues proactively building bridges between different fields of practice, such as integrity in state-building in view of conflict prevention and governance in the health sector. She has ample experience in integrity reform in fragile states, civil society empowerment, public administration reform, health care financing, as well as in policy making to address corruption.
Michaela Prokop has over 15 years experience in economic governance, political economy and public finance research, policy analysis and advice. She has worked as an economist and governance specialist for the Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Union, UNDP and the World Bank in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Michaela was based in Kabul between 2004 and 2007. She currently works as an economic policy advisor for UNDP, Vietnam. Michaela holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy of the Middle East from Durham University, U.K.