Alina Mungiu-Pippidi


Policy scientist and chair of the European Research Centre for Anticorruption and State-Building (ERCAS, at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where she teaches state-building and institutional change. Born in Romania in 1965, she has worked for UNDP in the Balkans and Crimea, for World Bank in the Caucasus and for Freedom House in ECE. She has also conducted EU funded research in EU, Latin America and South East Asia.

Alina has been a consultant for various government and international organisations, mainly on evidence-based good governance. She has recently worked for NATO, World Bank Development Report, for the International Monetary Fund, for the European Parliament as principal investigator on ‘clean trade’, for the Swedish Government on a strategy for international donors to increase effectiveness of good governance assistance programs, for the EU Dutch Presidency on trust and public integrity in EU-28, and for the European Commission DG Research on governance innovation.

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption & State-Building