2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Daniel Ortega Nieto

Senior Governance Specialist
World Bank


Daniel Ortega Nieto is a Senior Governance Specialist at the World Bank. In this capacity Daniel has supported projects in Argentina, Bangladesh, and Mozambique, among others. He leads the public sector management operations in Brazil, as well as technical support in governance and public finance management. Daniel led the development of DeCODE, an evidence-based system that leverages data to anticipate delivery challenges, and the Governance Risk Assessment System that uses artificial intelligence for extracting 200+ corruption risk red-flags. Prior to the World Bank, he was an advisor to the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, a consultant to the IADB, as well as the United States‘ Ministry of Labor and USAID. He conducted research at Harvard and Sciences-Po. Daniel graduated from El Colegio de México, holds a Master's in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Public Policy and Government from Georgetown University.