Renzo Lavin is a Ford Foundation Mason Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to HKS, he served as Co-Executive Director of the Civil Association for Equality and Justice (ACIJ), a civil society organization based in Argentina, dedicated to the promotion of democracy and the defense of fundamental rights.
As ACIJ’s co-director, he spearheaded numerous projects aimed at strengthening democratic institutions, increasing transparency and public participation, and improving the quality of service delivery. He was responsible for the relationship with key stakeholders from government, civil society, international organizations and media, and represented the organization before different national and international networks, like the Open Government Partnership, the Global Partnership for Social Accountability, the Transparency and Accountability Initiative and the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency, among others. He was a member of the Coordination Committee of the UNCAC coalition, a global network committed to promoting the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption. He has also served as international expert for the World Bank in projects aimed at strengthening accountability in different regions, and as external consultant for the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) providing capacity building to public officials on citizen engagement strategies.
Renzo holds a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and is a current Fulbright scholar and master’s candidate in public administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
This information is accurate for the time period that this person is affiliated with the Ash Center.