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.


Kevin Watkins (Chair)
Executive Director, ODI

Simon Gill
Director of BSI  

Drew Tetlow
Donor Partner, Governance Advisor, Africa Regional Department, DFID

Professor Paul Collier 
Academia, Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

Matt Andrews
Academia, Associate Professor, Centre for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Keith Muhakanizi
Partner Country, Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance Planning & Economic Development, Government of Uganda

Helder da Costa
Partner Organisation, Head of the g7+ Secretariat

Wani Buyu Dyöri 
Partner Country, Undersecretary of Economic Planning, Ministry of Finance, Commerce, Investment & Economic Planning, Government of South Sudan

Sebastian T. Muah
Partner Country, Deputy Minister of Finance for Budget, Government of Liberia 

Dr Sanjeev Gupta
Donor Partner, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

Jim Brumby
Donor Partner, Sector Manager, Governance & Public Sector, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, World Bank

Isaac Lobe Ndoumbe
Donor Partner, African Development Bank

Jordan Ryan 
Donor Partner, UNDP  

Lisa Rauter
Donor Partner, DFAT, prev. AusAID

Nathan Dal Bon
Donor Partner, FS & Economic Divsion, Australia

David Nguyen-Thanh
Donor Partner, GIZ