Romina Bandura is a senior fellow with the Project on Prosperity and Development and the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS. Before joining CSIS in September 2017, she was a senior consultant on the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) consulting team. She worked closely with clients to design research and manage projects that include index building, quantifying qualitative variables, policy analysis, and strategies for investment and growth. EIU flagship projects include the Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion and the Latin America and Caribbean Infrascope project. Ms. Bandura is an economist with 18 years of experience in international development research, policy analysis, and project management. Before joining EIU, she was an economist at the International Labour Organization's Washington office. And in her previous capacity as a business manager at DAI’s Economic Growth Sector, she managed a $90 million private-sector development portfolio of projects in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. She has also served as a policy analyst for the UN Development Programme. Earlier in her career, she worked in the banking sector in Argentina. Ms. Bandura holds an M.P.A. in international development from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires.