Giovanna Maria Dora Dore is a Political Economist with nearly 20 years of experience in international development and comparative politics, with a focus on public policy and institutions in Asian emerging markets. Dr Dore is a primary contributor and editor of "Incomplete Democracies in Asia-Pacific. Evidence from Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand" published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2014, and author of "Asia Struggles with Democracy" published by Routledge in July 2015. Giovanna has also authored peer-reviewed articles on democratic legitimacy and dysfunction in Asia and Europe, legacy of authoritarian regimes in Asia, and growth and development in emerging markets and transition economies. Dr Dore academic affiliations include JHU-SAIS and AU-SIS in Washington D.C. Between 1998 and 2008, Dr Dore worked at the World Bank in various capacities, including as Special Assistant to the President. Her work focused on growth and sustainable development, public expenditure and revenue management, and decentralization in China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. From 1990 to 1995, Giovanna collaborated with the United Nations on migration and refugees’ issues with a focus on Pakistan, Middle Eastern and European countries.