Cem Dener is currently the Chair of Financial Management Information Systems Community of Practice (FMIS CoP) in the Governance Global Practice (GGP) of the World Bank. Dr. Dener made significant, original contributions to Public Financial Management (PFM) and e-Government reform programs in more than 40 countries over the past two decades by providing strategic advisory and hands on support for building effective and transparent digital solutions. He led the establishment of the FMIS CoP in 2010 to exchange knowledge and experiences and disseminate good practices, and develop leading edge knowledge products based on new datasets. He has extensive system design and application development experience gained in private and public sector projects, as well as in academic studies, prior to the World Bank.
Dr. Dener was the Global Lead for Integrated Digital Solutions, serving as the focal point on digital governance within GGP (2015-2017). He represents the World Bank in regional and international events and forums to share experiences and trends in transition to integrated FMIS platforms, and open source solutions in public sector with key government officials and practitioners. He is actively contributing to the regional/global knowledge sharing and learning platforms, and organization of dissemination events. He is the lead author of two World Bank Studies: “FMIS: 25 Years of World Bank Experience on What Works and What Doesn’t” (April 2011) and “FMIS and Open Budget Data: Do Governments Report on Where the Money Goes?” (Sep 2013).
He received BSME from METU, Ankara, Turkey (1982), MSc from Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford, U.K. (1985), and PhD from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (1992).