Blum, Jürgen René
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Fields of Specialization
Public sector management, Public sector reform, Impact evaluation, Public institutions
Global Practice on Governance, the World Bank
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Last updated March 17, 2023
Jürgen René Blum is a Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank. His recent work focuses on the governance-growth nexus in East Asian countries, especially China. He has contributed to the WDR 2017 on Governance and the Law and has worked on the political economy of public management reform in Africa and East Asia. His past work has focused on public employment and institutional reform especially in fragile countries. He co-leads the World Bank’s impact evaluation initiative on governance (ieGovern), with a focus on public procurement reform. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked at the OECD on a policy dialogue between Arab and OECD countries on public management reform. He holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Diploma in International Studies of Economics, Politics and Languages from Passau University.