Robert Taliercio is the Practice Manager of the Public Sector Group in the Governance Global Practice in Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously he was the Practice Manager of the Public Sector Group in East Asia and Pacific. Prior to that he was the Regional Governance Coordinator and Lead Economist (Public Sector) for East Asia. In 17 years at the World Bank he has served as senior country economist and public sector specialist in the East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and the Africa regions. He has designed and led investment and development policy operations as well as public expenditure reviews and public financial management diagnostics for a range of clients, including Armenia, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, and Myanmar. He has received service awards from the Ministers of Finance of the Republic of Korea and the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Taliercio was a Lecturer in Public Finance at the Harvard Institute for International Development and a Manager for HIID’s Program on Investment Appraisal and Management. He also served as a visiting professor at the Bolivian Catholic University. He has written on public finance policy and administration in academic journals, books, and development publications.
Dr. Taliercio holds a PhD and an MPP in public policy from Harvard University, an AM in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and an AB in public and international affairs from Princeton University.