The Budget Strengthening Initiative is hosted by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Britain’s leading think tank on international development, and a leader in research on public finance management in developing and fragile states. 

BSI was established in May 2010 and is funded until March 2015.


Advisory Board Chair

Ed Hedger
Director - Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure

Advisory Board Members

Representative from AfDB

Andy Ratcliffe
Deputy CEO and Director of Strategy and Development, 
Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative

Holger Grundel
UK Department for International Development

Helder da Costa
g7+ Secretariat

Matt Andrews
Associate Professor, Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University

Paolo de Renzio
Senior Research Fellow,
International Budget Partnership

Sanjeev Gupta
Deputy Director of Fiscal Affairs,
International Monetary Fund

Tanneh Brunson
Deputy Minister for Budget & Development Planning,
Ministry of Finance & Development Planning,
Government of Liberia

Elfrieda Stewart Tamba
Deputy Minister of Revenue,
Ministry of Finance & Development Planning
Government of Liberia

Wani Buyu Dori
Undersecretary for Economic Planning,                                                                                                 
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP),
Government of South Sudan

Jim Brumby
Director of Public Service and Performance,
World Bank

Simon Gill
Project Director of BSI  

Advisory Board Observers

Anna Akerlund
Swedish International Development Authority

Elisabet Hedin
Swedish International Development Authority