Team Leader of the Responsive and Accountable Institutions team in the Governance and Peacebuilding Division
José Cruz-Osorio is the Team Leader of the Responsive and Accountable Institutions team in the Governance and Peacebuilding Division, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP.
José has over 20 years of international experience in all regions of the world in managing governance initiatives involving complex, large-scale institutional reform in areas of government innovation, local governance, civil service reform, corporate governance, and the UN development system.
Currently, Jose’s work focuses on the restoration of state functionality in post-conflict settings, on the localization of the 2030 Agenda and on gender equality in public administration.
From 2006-2011, he worked with the Global Corporate Governance Forum at IFC/The World Bank Group on issues related to business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and risk governance.
From 2001-2006, he served as a Democracy Advisor with USAID in Mexico working on public sector reform and anti-corruption issues. José also brings extensive knowledge of UNDP’s pioneering governance work, having served from 1989-2001 as a Programme Officer and as a Governance Advisor with the former Management Development and Governance Division.
José has completed post-graduate studies from Sciences-Po (Paris), holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.