Alvaro Herrero, PhD, is an Argentine rule of law, transparency and justice sector expert. Currently, he is the President of the Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas and board member of Poder Ciudadano (the Argentine chapter of Transparency International). From 2009 to 2013 he was the Executive Director of the Asociación por los Derechos Civiles, where he led several civil society initiatives and coalitions aimed at promoting judicial independence, access to information, open government, pre-trial detention and other civil rights reforms. He has worked extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean in development-related projects for international cooperation agencies and donors. He is a regular contributor to national and international media and his research has been published by NGOs and international organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, CIPPEC, and UNESCO.