Jana C. Hertz is the Director of the RTI Center for Governance, providing strategic direction to design and deliver innovative programs that empower citizens and strengthen institutions across the globe. She previously served as Team Leader for the Knowledge Sector Initiative, a partnership between the Government of Australia and the Government of Indonesia focused on promoting evidence-based policy in Indonesia. Ms. Hertz was also the Senior Policy and Governance Manager at RTI International where she managed a large governance portfolio and provided strategic direction on governance and civic engagement. She has published on key governance issues such as local capacity development and social accountability. Most recently she co-edited the book, Knowledge System Development: Insights from Indonesia and international applications, from RTI Press.
Previously Ms. Hertz was the Deputy Chief of Party for the Kinerja governance and public service delivery program in Indonesia. She designed the public service delivery model in the Kinerja program documents and provided technical direction and oversight for the extensive field operations. Prior to joining RTI, she was the Deputy Program Manager for the World Bank’s Decentralization Support Facility, where she managed the development and implementation of complex decentralization work plans addressing issues of fiscal decentralization, public service delivery, governance reform, planning, and performance measurement with the Ministry of Home Affairs, National Development Planning Agency, Ministry of Finance, three multilateral and six bilateral development partners.
Ms. Hertz has over 20 years of experience working in Indonesia on knowledge-to-policy, public service delivery, social accountability, civil society strengthening, and decentralization. She has developed strong relationships with multiple donors and stakeholders at local and national government levels.