Florian Schatz is a governance and anti-corruption practitioner with a track record in supporting anti-corruption authorities and governance projects of DFID, GIZ, UNDP, the World Bank, Norad, the OECD and others. His work has touched on various areas of anti-corruption with a particular focus on the prevention of corruption and on the role of civil society.

Florian is currently the advisor to the Director General of Madagascar’s Independent Anti-Corruption Bureau (BIANCO). As part of this role, he is designing, managing and/or monitoring anti-corruption projects and legal reforms in the areas of public financial management and service delivery of sub-national governments, natural resource governance, civil service recruitment processes, witness protection and introducing anti-corruption measures in sector ministries, among others.

Prior to joining BIANCO, Florian was supporting and evaluating various governance projects through the development consultancy firm ITAD. Among others, he conducted a macro-evaluation of DFID’s empowerment and accountability portfolio, an evaluation of the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) and developed an adaptive programming approach for DFID Nigeria’s Engaged Citizens’ Pillar. When working with UNDP, he supported a Colombian anti-corruption authority (Secretaría de Transparencia) in developing the national anti-corruption policy. Florian holds a MSc in Development Management (distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Selected publications

Holland, J., and Schatz, F. (2017), Macro Evaluation of DFID’s Policy Frame for Empowerment and Accountability: What Works for Social Accountability, e-Pact

Lloyd, R. und Schatz, F. (2016), Norwegian Aid and Adaptive Programming. Evaluation Brief, Norad Evaluation Department 10/2016

Lloyd, R., Markie, J. and Schatz, F. (2015), Evaluation of Norwegian support to public sector capacity development. Norad Evaluation Department Report 10/2015

Schatz, F. (2013), Fighting Corruption with Social Accountability: A Comparative Analysis of Social Accountability Mechanisms’ Potential to Reduce Corruption in Public Administration. Public Administration and Development 33: 161–174. doi: 10.1002/pad.1648

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Florian Schatz


Independent Anticorruption Bureau of Madagascar (BIANCO)

Professional Title

Advisor to the Director General



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