Juanita Olaya

Dr. Juanita Olaya is a Colombian/German lawyer (Andes, 1990) with master degrees in Economics (Andes 1994) and Public Administration (Harvard, KSG 1998) and a PhD in International Public Economic Law (Bonn, 2010).  Over 20 years of experience and a proven track record in the fields of good governance and anti-corruption across the world have made her a renowned expert in the field.  Having worked with different national and international institutions, with the public sector, academia and civil society, among them Transparency International, Juanita launched her independent private practice in 2008, based in Berlin, Germany.  In her practice, Juanita focuses on empirical research and expert advise and support on issues related to governance, human rights, anti-corruption and sustainability with partners in the public and private sector as well with civil society organisations. Juanita has also worked together with international partners like UNDP, the GIZ, the OECD, the World Bank Institute and the Water Integrity Network.  Her experience covers a broad range of key areas such as extractive industries, conflict and post-conflict situations, capital markets, infrastructure, trade and investment, and social and economic development.  Juanita is a Board member of Integrity Watch Afghanistan, a member of TI-Germany and has been a council member at the World Economic Forum of the “Benchmarking Progress in Society” Global Council. Juanita has published books, articles and contributions on topics of public administration, anti-corruption and good governance.


Successful track record in designing and delivering training, seminars and other learning-oriented activities on issues of public financial management, risk assessment, collective action, basic anti-corruption concepts and others.

Supported strategic planning process on anti-corruption, sustainability, and stakeholder engagement activities for donors, development organisations and private sector entities. 

Brought to successful completion projects and initiatives from design to impact assessment; and supported organizations in the public and private sectors as well as civil society with programme design and implementation.

Performed independent evaluation and strategic assessments of initiatives, projects and policies.

Produced and published high quality and concrete hands –on training material on anti-corruption issues, as well as technical documents on specific transparency, accountability and anti-corruption issues.

Languages: Spanish (Native), English (Fluent), German (Advanced) and French (Basic).

Additional Qualifications: Juanita Olaya is a qualified consultant in (GIZ) Capacity WORKS.

More information can be found under: http://juanitaolaya-impactools.com/


Governance and Public Policy, Business & Human Rights, Public & International Finance, Procurement
Based in
Berlin, Germany