Amparo Ballivián leads the Open Government Data working group at the World Bank. This is a multidisciplinary group which supports developing and emerging countries’ open data and innovation initiatives. Amparo has a rich experience in operations since 1991.
She has managed several development projects in various economic areas, in the Latin America and Caribbean and the Africa regions of the World Bank. Between 2002 and 2006 she was the Bank’s Country Manager and Resident Representative in Nicaragua. Before joining the Bank she worked in public service, academia, diplomatic posts and the private sector.
She has held senior Government positions, including Minister of Housing and, subsequently, Chairman of the Board of National Customs of Bolivia. She obtained a Ph.D. in econometrics and a masters in mathematical economics from Rice University in Houston, Texas.