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Paolo de Renzio

Research Associate

Development and Public Finance

Portrait of Paolo de Renzio

Paolo de Renzio is Senior Research Fellow at the International Budget Partnership (IBP) in Washington, DC, and an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for International Relations at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). At IBP, he coordinates a research programme on governance, fiscal transparency and development, and is part of the team that produces the Open Budget Index.

Between 2003 and 2006, Paolo was a Research Fellow at CAPE. Before then, he worked as an economist in the Ministry of Finance of Papua New Guinea and as a public sector specialist with UNDP in Mozambique. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the OECD, the European Commission and various donor agencies and international NGOs. He has published in various academic journals like World Development, Governance, Development Policy Review, among others, and has recently co-edited a book called “Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation and Accountability”.

Paolo holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford (2011), where his thesis focused on the impact of foreign aid on the management of public finances in developing countries. He also has a Masters in Development Studies from the London School of Economics (1997), where he also taught from 2006 to 2009, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from "L. Bocconi" University in Italy (1994).

  1. Accountability dilemmas in foreign aid

    Working papers

  2. Joint response to the PEFA consultation: we need a stronger summary assessment

  3. This is PFM

    Working papers

  4. Transparency for what? The usefulness of publicly available budget information in African countries

    Research reports

  5. The 2013 CAPE conference: budgeting in the real world

    Event

  6. Can fiscal transparency lead to better accountability and development?

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

    Event

  8. Does donor support to public financial management reforms in developing countries work? An analytical study of quantitative cross-country evidence

    Working papers

  9. Evaluation of Donor Support to Public Financial Management (PFM) Reform in Developing Countries: Analytical study of quantitative cross-country evidence

    Research reports

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

    Working papers

  11. Taking Stock: What do PEFA Assessments tell us about PFM systems across countries?

    Working papers

  12. Beyond Gleneagles and Accra: Smart aid for African development

    Event

  13. Minding the Gaps: Integrating Poverty Reduction Strategies and Budgets for Domestic Accountability

    Book/book chapter

  14. Tales of the unexpected: Public financial management reform in difficult environments

    Event

  15. ‘Donor Coordination and Good Governance: Donor-led and Recipient-led Approaches’ in Welsh, J and Woods, N, Wilfred ‘Exporting Good Governance’

    Book/book chapter

  16. Can civil society have an impact? - Public spending: holding governments accountable

    Other

  17. Africa after the Africa Commission: What priorities for the German G8?

    Event

  18. Budget monitoring and policy influence (Russian version)

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. Budget monitoring and policy influence

    Briefing/policy papers

  20. China and Africa: the debate continues…