Clay Wescott is Dean of the Asia-Pacific Governance Institute. He has advised countless countries and their institutions on regional cooperation, governance assessment, public finance, decentralization and combatting corruption. His main focus has been in Asia and the Pacific, where he was the Principal Regional Cooperation Specialist for the Asian Development Bank, and led the project team for the Cambodia Commune Council Development Project.
Prior to that he was Deputy Director for the Management Development and Governance Division of United Nations Development Program,, and he helped countries carry out reform programs. Dr Wescott has an intimate knowledge of the theoretical, as well as practical issues facing countries attempting to combat entrenched corruption.