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Nieves Zúñiga

Research and Knowledge Coordinator

Dr. Nieves Zúñiga received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Essex in the UK. After her PhD she was Research Fellow at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham working on the EU’s ANTICORRP project. At Nottingham she analyzed the anticorruption policies in Bolivia and Rwanda and worked on the idea of integrity management to fight corruption. Nieves has extensive experience as a researcher and public speaker on socio-political issues developed in the UK and in Spain, and she is specialized in qualitative research methods with fieldwork experience in Latin America and Africa. Since 2017 she has been supporting the work of TI Helpdesk. Besides the Helpdesk, she provides research support to a TI project on state capture in the Western Balkans.

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Matthew Jenkins

Research and Knowledge Coordinator

Matt works as Research and Knowledge Coordinator at Transparency International. His main responsibilities lie with the Anti-Corruption Helpdesk. In addition he has led on TI's research engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), producing a resource guide and a parallel reporting methodology, as well as an e-learning course on the use of data for anti-corruption in the SDGs.

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Roberto Kukutschka

Research and Knowledge Coordinator

Roberto Martínez B. Kukutschka is Research Coordinator at Transparency International (TI) and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he also obtained a Master’s in Public Policy.

Before joining TI, he worked as a Research Associate for the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building and conducted research for the large-scale EU-funded Projects ANTICORRP and DIGIWHIST. His main research interests include corruption measurement and crony capitalism. Besides his experience in the NGO and academic sectors, Roberto has also experience in the public sector. Before moving to Germany, he served as Head of the Anti-Corruption Department at the Mexican Tax Administration Service, where he was responsible of overseeing the enforcement and implementation of the OECD’s anti-bribery convention and the UNCAC.

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Marie Chêne

Knowledge and Policy Manager

Marie Chêne first joined TI in 1999 as the programme coordinator for French speaking African countries. Since 2007, she has been working in TI’s Research Department, operating the TI Anti-Corruption Helpdesk. Prior to her time with Transparency International, she has worked with UNICEF in Zimbabwe as the communication officer for the HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme, worked in the French Foreign Affairs Ministry, participated in the United Nations International Civil Mission in Haiti, volunteered with the Missionaries of Charity in India and worked for a French TV network in Paris. Her qualifications include degrees in Public Health, Social Communication, Political Science, Information and Communication.

Kaunain Rahman

Research Coordinator

Kaunain received her Master's in Corruption and Governance from The Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex in the UK where her focus area of research was corruption in international business. She works as Research Coordinator at Transparency International (TI), and her main responsibilities lie with the Anti-Corruption Helpdesk. In the NGO sector, she has worked as an external contributor for TI's Anti-Corruption Helpdesk, campaigned for nuclear disarmament as Regional Ambassador for South Asia at Global Zero in the USA, and volunteered with the Child in Need Institute (CINI) in India. In the private sector, she has worked as an associate consultant for internal audit services at Ernst and Young (EY) in India. Her other qualifications include degrees in Political Science and Human Rights.

Jorum Duri

Research Coordinator

Jorum is a Research Coordinator at Transparency International, with his primary responsibilities at the Anti-Corruption Helpdesk. Before joining TI, he was doing his Doctor of Laws studies at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, and his thesis analysed how transitional states in Africa should address corruption as part of their transitional justice agenda. His Master of Laws thesis with Humboldt University of Berlin and UWC advocated for the establishment of an asset disclosure regime for public officials in Zimbabwe. He has also published peer-reviewed papers on economic crime and has presented at international conferences on corruption-related topics.

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