Argüden Governance Academy Foundation

ARGE Consulting

Dr. İnan İzci

Academic Board Member

Dr. Izci completed his undergraduate education in the field of Economic and Social Policy at the University of London (Birkbeck) and his master's degree in European Public Policy at the University College London. He earned his doctorate degree in Political Sciences at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) on metropolitan governance in the digital age.

His professional life started at London Citizens Advice Bureau as Generalist Advice in 2001. During this period, he provided advice and advocacy to citizens in the areas of welfare, housing, debt management, employment relations, and citizen rights. While providing services, he gained experience in legal process management, problem-solving, interpersonal relations, and legal-administrative affairs.

In Türkiye, his career started at Istanbul Special Provincial Administration as the EU and Foreign Affairs Expert in 2007. Between the period of 2009 and 2014, he led the EU and Foreign Affairs Unit of the Sarıyer Municipality, Istanbul. He managed the activities on local government-the EU relations, project development, and management as well as local development planning and other local policy matters. During the years of 2014-2017, he worked as a consultant in the private sector in the areas of sustainability strategy development, corporate social responsibility, and project management.

Between the years of 2017 to 2019, he undertook the role of Local Governance Expert for our Academy. In this period, his role involved conducting research and model development activities concerning the areas of governance scorecard, inclusive governance, and sustainable urban development. At this role, he developed many collaborations with our stakeholders and carried out studies to spread the culture and climate of good governance at the international, national, and local levels.  Additionally, in 2019, he acted as a consultant for the World Bank’s project on Municipal Fiscal Governance. Lately, his interest and involvement extended to model development on sustainable development vision and good governance for the private sector actors.

Has been invited as a speaker to global events organized by the United Nations, OECD, and the World Bank and made contributions. Dr. İzci is currently one of the Partners of ARGE Consulting and has got various publications on good governance, sustainable development, and public policy.