Tiago Peixoto (Ph.D.) is a Team Lead at the World Bank’s Digital Engagement Unit. Featured in TechCrunch as one of the “20 Most Innovative People in Democracy,” Tiago is an internationally recognized expert working at the intersection of technology and citizen engagement. At the World Bank his activities focus on working with governments to leverage technology-enabled participation for better public policies and services. As the lead of the Bank’s Digital Engagement Evaluation Team (DEET), he coordinates evaluation and research activities that apply cutting-edge methodologies to examine the effects of technology on participation, transparency, accountability and government responsiveness.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Tiago managed projects and worked as an adviser and consultant for various organizations, such as the European Commission, OECD, United Nations, and the Brazilian and U.K. governments. A Research Director of the Electronic Democracy Centre at the University of Zurich and faculty member of NYU’s Governance Lab, Tiago holds a Ph.D. and a Masters in Political Science from the European University Institute, as well as a Masters in Organized Collective Action from Sciences-Po Paris. He blogs at DemocracySpot.net and tweets at @participatory.