Mr. Forst is Head of the Governance Reviews and Partnerships division, promoting key governance themes such as open government, gender in public life and access to justice. He is responsible for OECD Public Governance Reviews, that provide countries with a strategic tool to improve the design, co-ordination and implementation of public policies.
He has been with the OECD since 1992 in several positions including Head of the Enterprise Development Unit and of the Good Governance for Development Programme in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Prior to joining the OECD he was a researcher at the Institute for SMEs Research in Bonn. He holds a PhD in economics and degrees in business administration and economics.