Jana Kunicova


Jana Kunicová is a Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank.  In her current assignment, she manages the Public Sector Performance outbound knowledge program at the World Bank’s Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Since joining the Bank in 2006, Jana has worked on improving public sector performance (including issues of service delivery, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, civil service, and public administration reform); integrity and anti-corruption systems; and political economy analysis. Jana’s regional experience spans Europe, Central Asia and East Asia and Pacific regions, as well as several countries in southern Africa. She has managed lending operations, developed strategies, and prepared analytical products in a variety of settings: middle income countries (Malaysia, Ukraine, Albania, Caucasus, Turkey, Western Balkans), low income and/or fragile states (Tajikistan, Bosnia, Kosovo), and high income countries, where she helped design and implement reimbursable advisory services (Czech Republic, South Africa, Botswana).

In Malaysia, she has worked on reports under the Malaysia Development Experience Series, which captures key lessons from Malaysia that are relevant for emerging economies in Asia, Africa and elsewhere that are transitioning out of poverty and into shared prosperity. These reports so far include the Driving Performance from the Center: Malaysia’s Experience with PEMANDU and Enhancing Public Sector Performance: Malaysia’s Experience With Transforming Land Administration.

Jana holds a Ph.D. in political economy from Yale University.