Franklin Steves is Associate Director for Investment Climate and Governance in EBRD’s Governance and Political Affairs department. In this role Franklin coordinates the EBRD’s policy reform work in support of investment climate and governance reform in the Western Balkans region.
Prior to his current role he served as a Political Counsellor for a number of regions and countries including Central Europe and the Baltics, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Armenia. He also served as the Coordinator for EBRD’s Country Strategies. Franklin conducts research on topics related to governance, the rule of law, the business environment and transition politics, and he has published widely in the fields of post-communist politics, political economy and international relations. He studied political science and philosophy at Columbia University and international relations and post-communist politics at the London School of Economics and University of Essex.