Ioana Petrescu does international consultancy work for various governments on issues such as debt management, tax reform and central government delivery. She also serves as an expert for the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. Ms. Petrescu is a former minister of finance of Romania. While a minister, she pursued policies to cut tax evasion and tax avoidance, to promote financial transparency, improve tax compliance, lower the overall tax burden for businesses and keep overall fiscal discipline. She also served in the Romanian government as an economic adviser to the prime minister and head of his delivery unit, where she monitored the implementation of the prime minister’s priorities across ministries. She was an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, College Park and she holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. She writes on various issues including on governance and role of corruption on entrepreneurship.  You can contact her here.

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Interview for CPI, a Boston Consulting Group Foundation about the Delivery Unit and the experience at the Ministry of Finance

Interview with the World Bank at the IMF/WB Annual Meetings in April 2016 about the Romanian Delivery Unit

Blog post for the World Bank regarding the lessons learned at the Prime Minister Chancellery