Fernando Monge is a senior associate with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. He is an adjunct professor at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs in Madrid, and collaborates with the World Bank, where previously he was a governance specialist advising on reforms to Governments in Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

His research and teaching focus on the capabilities that cities need to innovate and govern data to make cities more equitable and responsive to citizens’ needs. He holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, a master’s degree in fiscal policy from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and the Instituto de Estudios Fiscales, and a Bachelor of Arts in law and political science from the Autonoma University of Madrid. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. on innovation studies at University College London.

He has written several teaching cases and academic and policy papers on public innovation, data governance, and city leadership and management. His work has been published in “Perspectives in Public Management and Governance,” “Urban Studies,” “Apolitical,” “Governing,” “World Economic Forum,” and “El Pais,” among others.

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