Bio

Ms. Leitner has worked for 30 years for the UN system. Her career with the UN has taken her to four regions (Africa, Asia, Arab States and Europe) in positions with increasing responsibility. During 28 years with UNDP, she spent 17 years in country offices and 11 at headquarters, 21 years in programme management and 7 in internal management. Two years with WHO rounded out her professional experience as a civil servant of a global public sector organization dealing with issues which transcend the responsibility of national governments and requires well coordinated international cooperation (e.g. SARS, the management of chemicals such as POPs, AIDS).

She now lives in Berlin/Germany and teaches at the Universität Potsdam about international public policies.

Experience

  • Since Sept. Retired from UN service, lecturer at Freie Universität, Berlin
  • 2005 member of Transparency International and various other NGOs
  • July 2003- Assistant Director-General, WHO, Geneva
  • Aug 2005 Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments
  • March 1998 UN Resident Coordinator
  • July 2003 UNDP Resident Representative, China
  • 1975 - Various postings with UNDP in Benin 1975-79, Malawi 1987-1990, China 1980-83 and at headquarters in New York
  • March 1998 (oversight of programmes in Arab countries 1983-87 and Director Administration (1991 – 1998)
  • 1973-75 Teaching/Research Assistant, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1971-73 Research Associate, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Related Publications

Corruption and anti-corruption practices in human resource management in the public sector

  • public sector integrity
  • human resources
  • public servants

Corruption in service delivery in the occupied Palestinian territories

  • clientelism
  • service delivery

Countries performing well in the CPI

  • corruption perceptions index
  • press freedom
  • literacy
  • government openness

Modelling reform strategies for open contracting in low and middle income countries

  • public procurement
  • open contracting

China: Overview of Corruption and Anti-Corruption

  • grand corruption
  • business
  • petty corruption
  • anti-corruption
  • china

Kerstin Leitner

Affiliation

Transparency International Germany

Professional Title

Dr. phil.

Region

  • Asia Pacific

Country/Territory

Topics

Specialisms

Health systems; Pharma industry and supplies

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