<p>Tiago Peixoto (PhD) is a Team Lead at the World Bank’s Digital Engagement Unit. Featured in <a href="http://techcrunch.com/">TechCrunch</a> as one of the “<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/03/the-20-most-innovative-people-in-democracy-2012/">20 Most Innovative People in Democracy</a>”, Tiago is an internationally recognized expert working at the intersection of technology and citizen engagement. </p>
<p>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. </p>
<p>Prior to joining the World Bank, Tiago managed projects and worked as an advisor and consultant for various organizations, such as the <span><a href="http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm">European Commission</a>, <a href="http://www.oecd.org/">OECD</a></span>, United Nations, and the Brazilian and UK governments. </p>
<p>A Research Director of the <span><a title="Link: http://www.edemocracycentre.ch/" href="http://www.edemocracycentre.ch/">Electronic Democracy Centre</a> </span>at the University of Zurich and faculty member of NYU’s <a title="Link: http://thegovlab.org/" href="http://thegovlab.org/">Governance Lab</a>, Tiago holds a PhD and a Masters in Political Science from the European University Institute, as well as a Masters in Organized Collective Action from Sciences-Po Paris. </p>
<p>He blogs at <a title="Link: http://democracyspot.net/" href="http://democracyspot.net/">DemocracySpot.net</a> and tweets <a title="Link: https://twitter.com/participatory" href="https://twitter.com/participatory">@participatory</a></p>
Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development?