Peter Eigen


Transparency International

Peter Eigen is the founder and Chair of the Advisory Council of Transparency International, an organization promoting openness and accountability in international trade and development.

Eigen studied law and economics at the universities of Erlangen/Nuremberg and Frankfurt and received a Ph.D. in law at the latter institution in 1965. In 1968 he became an attorney at the World Bank, specializing in international trade and procurement. He served as a special advisor to the governments of Botswana (1973–74) and Namibia (1991), focusing on economic development. From the mid 1970s to the early 1990s, he managed the World Bank programs in East and West Africa and Latin America.

Focus: Development, Governance, Human Rights, Poverty, Trade, Africa, Global

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010

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