Mr. Jonas Rabinovitch currently works as Inter-Regional Adviser on e-Government Development. He has over 25 years of experience in thematic areas related to public administration, both within and outside the UN system.
Before joining the UN, he was actively involved in promoting the engagement of civil society and public-private partnerships for local development in Brazil. He was an adviser to former Mayor and Governor Jaime Lerner, in the award-winning City of Curitiba, Brazil, before joining the UN in 1993.
Mr. Rabinovitch has also served with UNDP where he advised developing country governments in the preparation of country programmes and in various capacity development activities. He was also involved in UNDP global programmes such as the Local Initiative Facility for the Urban Environment and Public-Private partnerships and took up senior positions including as Global Manager for Capacity 2015 and Senior Policy Adviser for Urban Development and Rural-Urban Relations at UNDP headquarters.
When I was a kid growing up in Brazil, all governments in Latin America were right-wing military dictatorships. Today they are all center-left wing democracies—seemingly representing extraordinary progress. However, socio-economic indicators and trust in government have hardly improved. In the ...