Myra is a development professional with over ten years of experience in the areas of aid delivery, programme management, and monitoring and evaluation. She currently serves as operations and partnerships manager for the Budget Strengthening Initiative (BSI), which seeks to improve public financial management and aid effectiveness in fragile and conflict-affected states. She is the BSI lead on support to the g7+ Group of countries affected by conflict and fragility.
Myra has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, in Europe, Africa and Asia. She has country experience in Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Liberia, Mali and Timor-Leste, among others. Most recently before joining ODI, she spent three years at the European Commission and European Parliament in Brussels. Myra speaks French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Spanish and Cape Verdean Creole. She has an MA(Oxon) in Physics from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a PGDip in Policy Studies also from SOAS.