Andrea Prieto joined the Basel Institute in February 2023. In her role as Private Sector Specialist, Andrea supports efforts to mainstream anti-corruption Collective Action by providing capacity building and governance expertise.
Andrea comes with over 16 years of experience, including over eight years with the United Nations Development Programme in Colombia and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for the Andean Region and the Southern Cone. During this time, she designed and implemented multi-sector strategies to promote integrity, transparency and open government, as well as developing mechanisms for anti-corruption risk management and the identification of new types of corruption. Andrea also contributed to the development and technical writing of three public policies on Open State and the Fight against Corruption, as well as fostering democratic dialogue as a mechanism of social participation.
Before this, Andrea worked in the Anti-Corruption Office of the Colombian Government, where she was responsible for designing and implementing mechanisms to promote citizen participation and social control in social investment projects. She also implemented “transparency pacts”, commitments by private businesses to promote integrity.
Andrea holds a bachelor's degree in law from Universidad Santo Tomás in Colombia, a master's degree in law from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a postgraduate diploma in commercial law from the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia.
She is an active researcher of the School of Criminal Justice Research of Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Polycrimed) in the areas of critical criminology, criminal policy and social control, and business criminal law.