Francesca Recanatini has focused throughout her career on integrating governance and institution building in development and economic growth.
She joined the World Bank in 1998 and works currently on governance issues, institution building and performance indicators in High-income countries and fragile and post-conflict environments.
She has published several papers on indicators, corruption and governance.
She is currently a Member of the EU Group of Experts on Corruption and holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park.