Eugene Spiro's expertise is in international development in transition environments, with focus on private sector development, corporate governance and financial sector reform. He has held senior positions at the Bretton Woods institutions, the United Nations system, and civil society organizations, as well as several years in private banking. Currently he is engaged as a consultant with the United Nations Development Program, co-authoring a strategy for UNDP’s partnership with international financial institutions. At the International Finance Corporation, IFC, he led a corporate governance capacity-building and technical assistance program in Asia. In the civil society sector he led capacity-building, governance, and advocacy programs in support of private sector development in Africa, Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Earlier in his career, Spiro held research positions at the World Bank’s Africa Department and the International Monetary Fund’s Policy and Development Review and European Departments. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies, both from the American University in Washington, D.C.