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Edward Hedger

Managing Director

Portrait of Edward Hedger
<p>Edward is a Managing Director at ODI. He specialises in budgeting and public expenditure management reform issues in developing countries and fragile states. He has also worked on the design and implementation of aid modalities, political economy of policy reforms and the role of domestic accountability mechanisms.</p>

Edward's experience includes long-term assignments as team leader of a multi-year public finance reform programme in the Russian Federation and as budget adviser to the ministry of finance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has also worked as a short-term consultant in areas of budget planning and preparation, external audit and accountability, and public administration reform in countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Western Balkans and Central Asia -- including several post-conflict countries. Current research focuses on the political economy of PFM reform processes and the value for money of aid interventions. He is team leader for a World Bank study to review PFM reform experience in eight post-conflict fragile states (including Liberia, Sierra Leone and DR Congo) and to develop operational guidance.

  1. Examining the evidence of pro-poor budgeting: new research agendas on public expenditure policy in developing countries

    Event

  2. Re-examining public financial management reforms: new frameworks and country evidence

    Event

  3. Public financial management reforms in post-conflict countries: synthesis report

    Research reports

  4. Pieces of the puzzle: evidence, dilemmas and the emerging agenda for budget support

    Research reports

  5. Tackling corruption - reflections on the ICAI first report on UK aid

  6. Results and innovative approaches

    Event

  7. Strengthening public financial management in post-conflict countries

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Unpicking the Multilateral Aid Review

  9. Public sector innovation in the developing world

    Event

  10. Accelerating the transition out of fragility - the role of finance and public financial management reform

    Event

  11. Financing social protection in light of international spending targets: A public sector review

    Research reports

  12. Aid effectiveness in Malawi: options appraisals and budget support

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. What do Public Financial Management assessments tell us about PFM reform?

    Working papers

  14. What does an effective multilateral donor look like?

    Briefing/policy papers

  15. Sector Budget Support in Practice: Education sector in Uganda

    Research reports

  16. Aid effectiveness through the recipient lens

    Briefing/policy papers

  17. Malawi Options Appraisal and Public Expenditure Analysis

    Research reports

  18. Multilateral Aid Organisations: Stakeholder Views on Effectiveness

    Research reports

  19. Enhancing accountability for the use of public sector resources: How to improve the effectiveness of Public Accounts Committees

    Research reports

  20. The Politics of the Budget Process in Latin America: Policy lessons for other countries

    Event