Marco Cangiano is currently an Assistant Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington. He is a graduate of the University La Sapienza in Rome and holds a post-graduate degree from the University of York (United Kingdom). Last year he was visiting scholar at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Australian Government’s Treasury, and Chile’s Budget Office. Since joining the IMF in 1991, he has worked in a number of departments on a wide range of countries, participating in more than 60 missions, many as mission chiefs, covering the full range of the IMF activities. Between 2008 and 2012 he was the head of the FAD Public Financial Management division responsible for Europe, Anglophone Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. During this period he was also a member of the multi-donors Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) steering committee. In the preceding four years, he was the Acting Deputy Director and Chief of the Budget Strategy Division at the Office of Budget and Planning under the direct supervision of the Office of the IMF Managing Director. Prior to joining to the IMF, he worked at the Research Department at ENI (Italian State Oil Holding Company) and consulted on cost benefit analyses and financial feasibility studies for banking institutions and local authorities. Over the years, he has coordinated training activities on fiscal management at the IMF/World Bank Joint Vienna Institute, the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi, the IMF regional technical assistance centers in East Africa and the Middle East, and the Centre for Excellence in Finance in Ljubljana; lectured on a range of fiscal subjects in Washington and abroad, including at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the OECD Senior Budget Officers meetings and seminars; and published on pension reform, fiscal transparency, tax policy, and energy economics. His research interests are how to strengthen fiscal institutions and design public financial management reforms. The most recent research projects he coordinated at the IMF were Fiscal Consolidation in G-20 Countries: The Role of Budget Institutions and Fiscal Transparency, Accountability, and Risks in the Wake of the Financial Crisis. He has published on pension reform, fiscal transparency, tax policy, and energy economics. He has co-edited a volume Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture that was published in April 2013.