Mirtha R. Muñiz Castillo joined the Basel Institute on Governance in February 2023 as a Senior Corruption Prevention Specialist in the Green Corruption programme.
In this role, she supports efforts to prevent environmental corruption in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. This involves working closely with environmental agencies in all three countries to jointly conduct corruption risk assessments, roll out training and advise on the implementation of control measures.
She has extensive work experience in the Peruvian public sector, private sector, international cooperation, academic research and teaching. In Peru, she served in the Supreme Audit Institution, the National Centre for Strategic Planning and other public institutions including the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Between August 2019 and January 2023, Mirtha worked with the Subnational Public Finance Management Strengthening programme, funded by the Swiss Cooperation – SECO in Peru and implemented by the Basel Institute. Her work involved organising technical assistance to strengthen internal controls and public integrity in regional and local governments.
Since 2010, she has been adjunct lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and a researcher affiliated with Maastricht University and the United Nations University (UNU-Merit). She teaches graduate courses on human development and economics.
Mirtha holds a PhD in Social Protection Policy and a MSc in Social Protection Financing from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, an MBA from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and a graduate degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico, Peru.