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Shakira Mustapha

Research Fellow

Development and Public Finance

Portrait of Shakira Mustapha

Shakira Mustapha is an economist with expertise across a range of public finance issues including budget and expenditure management, and debt management. She undertakes research and analysis to generate evidence, ideas and solutions relating to the management of public investment and debt, and linkages between public finance and development outcomes. She is also a member of ODI’s team providing high quality technical advice to the Government of Liberia on various public financial management reforms.

Before joining the Overseas Development Institute, she worked with the Ministry of Planning and the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Trinidad and Tobago, supporting various public finance reforms and the development of economic diversification strategies. She holds a Masters of Public Administration in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics.

  1. Four priorities for the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

  2. Public finance and development: top things to read in December

  3. Four lessons from Zambia’s emerging debt default

  4. Lend or suspend? Maximising the impact of multilateral bank financing in the Covid-19 crisis

    Working papers

  5. Improving transparency of lending to sovereign governments

    Working papers

  6. Financing the coronavirus response in sub-Saharan Africa

    Working papers

  7. PEFA, public financial management and good governance

    Book/book chapter

  8. Africa's rising debt: how to avoid a new crisis

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. Donor resilience index

  10. Public financial management and health services delivery

    Research reports

  11. An ‘age of choice’ for infrastructure financing? Evidence from Kenya

    Research reports

  12. Leaving no one behind in the roads sector: an SDG stocktake in Kenya

    Research reports

  13. Leaving no one behind in the health sector: an SDG stocktake in Kenya and Nepal

    Research reports

  14. An integrated approach to leaving no one behind: overview and methodology

    Research reports

  15. Financing education: domestic resource mobilisation and allocation

    Research reports

  16. Public financial management introductory guides


  17. Public investment management


  18. The capabilities of finance ministries

    Research reports

  19. Age of choice: Lao People's Democratic Republic in the new development finance landscape

    Research reports

  20. An age of choice for development finance: evidence from country case studies

    Research reports