Natalia Golovanova is a lead consultant with the Center for Fiscal Policy (Russia). As a public finance expert, she advises federal, regional, and local governments. She took part in a number of analytical and consulting projects financed by international organizations, including creation of the WBI training program on intergovernmental fiscal relations for regional and local government officials in Russia. She was a member of the analytical team that supported the reform of reassignment of powers across governmental levels in the Russian Federation. She also disseminates the ideas of fiscal federalism through a series of lectures at State University–Higher School of Economics (Moscow), from which she has graduated.