Top Filipino Scholar Joins WR Numero as Senior Adviser and Fellow


Dr. Ador Torneo is involved in different capacity-building programs with various grassroots, civil society, local government, and national government agencies. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of the Philippines, and his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea. 

His work experience also includes projects with the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; and the Kellogg Institute located at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

Dr. Torneo also serves as the Director of the Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance (formerly La Salle Institute of Governance), a research and training unit based at the De La Salle University, where Dr. Torneo is also a Professor of the Department of Political Science. 

His areas of specialty when it comes to research are topics on international migration, public sector reforms, comparative public administration, empirical assessment of public policy impacts, performance management, emotional labor, and the use of data in development and governance work.

His research works were published by:

Philippine Political Science Journal, 

Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, 

Asian Politics and Policy, 

International Journal of Technology, Policy, and Management

International Migration, 

Public Performance Management Review,

And the Journal of Public Affairs Education

“Dr. Ador Torneo is a recognized and respected professional in this industry. The level of wisdom and talent that he brings to the WR Numero team is exceptional!” says Dr. Robin Garcia. 

Dr. Ador Torneo is WR Numero Research’s Senior Adviser and Fellow. He has worked with WR Numero CEO Dr. Robin Michael Garcia on different governance work. 

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