Claudia holds a PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame, USA and a degree in economics from the University of Cambridge, England. Originally from Mexico, she initiated her professional career working with the Ministry for Social Development, Federal Government of Mexico. There, Claudia was involved in developing demand-driven poverty reduction programmes to ensure access to public services for low-income rural communities.

She is currently Head of Governance Research at the Basel Institute on Governance where she is responsible for the development, oversight and management of the Institute’s research activities in the areas of public and global governance. Claudia also works with a broad range of interested stakeholders on consultancy projects aimed at developing context sensitive strategies to prevent corruption in the public sector. She also teaches courses on corruption and development, health systems governance and has developed a special curriculum on research methods focusing on corruption studies.

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Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Bolivia

  • anti-corruption legislation

Methodologies for the analysis of political party programmes

  • assessment methodologies
  • political parties
  • political party financing
  • anti-corruption frameworks

Corruption risks and mitigation measures in land administration

Good practices in community complaints mechanisms

  • humanitarian aid
  • humanitarian operations
  • aid

Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • public administration
  • justice
  • mining
  • state owned enterprises
  • corruption

Claudia Baez-Camargo


Basel Institute on Governance

Professional Title

Head of Governance Research


  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia




Social accountability; Corruption risk assessments; informal networks; Health governance; Collective action

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