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)
Director, ODI

Isaac Lobe Ndoumbe
Director of Governance, Economic and Financial Management Department, African Development Bank

Nathan Dal Bon
Assistant Director General, Economics Branch, AusAID

Ali Gillies
Assistant Director General, Fragility & Conflict Branch, AusAID

Drew Tetlow
Governance Advisor, Africa Regional Department, DFID

David Nguyen-Thanh
Senior Economist, GIZ

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

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

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

Helder da Costa
Head of the g7+ Secretariat

Dr Sanjeev Gupta
Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

Professor Paul Collier

Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

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

Jim Brumby

Sector Manager, Governance & Public Sector, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, World Bank

Jordan Ryan
Assistant Administrator and Director, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP

Marcus Manuel
Director, Budget Strengthening Initiative, ODI

Myra Bernardi (Secretary to the Board)
Project Manager, Budget Strengthening Initiative, ODI