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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. Contested Sovereignty in Mozambique: The Dilemmas of Aid Dependence

    Working papers

  2. Budget Support and Beyond: can the Paris agenda on aid be delivered?

    Event

  3. Paved with good intentions? The role of aid in reaching the Millennium Development goals

    Other

  4. Aid, Budgets and Accountability: A Survey Article

    Other

  5. Beware the aid sceptics?

  6. General Budget Support: What Next?

  7. Aid, Budgets and Accountability

    Research reports

  8. Rwandan Implementation of NEPAD and Progress on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

    Event

  9. Reconciling Alignment and Performance in Budget-Support Programmes: what next?

    Working papers

  10. A New Equity Agenda? Reflections on the 2006 World Development Report, the 2005 Human Development Report and the 2005 Report on the World Social Situation

    Working papers

  11. Promoting mutual accountability in aid relationships

    Briefing/policy papers

  12. The Role of Public Investment in Poverty Reduction: Theories, Evidence and Methods

    Working papers

  13. Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment in Mozambique.

    Research reports

  14. Current status of PFM systems & processes, overview of reforms and perspectives for 2006

    Research reports

  15. The primacy of domestic politics and the dilemmas of aid: What can donors do in Ethiopia and Uganda?

  16. The primacy of domestic politics: Ethiopia and Uganda, what next with aid?

  17. Promoting Mutual Accountability in Aid Relationships - Country-level experiences and lessons

    Event

  18. CSOs and Budgets: Linking Evidence and Pro-Poor Policies

    Working papers

  19. What about aid quality?

  20. Linking Policies and Budgets: Implementing Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks in a PRSP Context

    Briefing/policy papers