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Sierd Hadley

Research Fellow

  • Development and Public Finance
Portrait of Sierd Hadley

Sierd specialises in public sector reforms and the organisation of finance ministries. He has previously worked for the UK Treasury and the Ministry of Finance of Eswatini. He holds a postgraduate degree in governance and development from the Institute of Development Studies.

Sierd is an economist with a postgraduate degree in governance and development from the Institute of Development Studies. Before joining the Overseas Development Institute, he worked on pensions and tax policy in the UK Treasury before joining the Budget Department of the Eswatini Ministry of Finance to work mainly on local government, higher education, IMF relations, domestic debt management and public finance management reforms.

Sierd leads ODI’s research covers a range of topics including the organisation and capabilities of finance ministries and the links between public financial management systems and service delivery. He is also a member of ODI’s team providing long-term advisory support to the Government of Uganda on decentralisation reforms.

  1. What’s the state of play on Just Energy Transition Partnerships?

  2. Understanding the institutions of domestic health financing decisions: insights from immunisation services in three low- and middle-income countries

    Working papers

  3. Country platforms for climate action: something borrowed, something new?

    Emerging analysis

  4. “Country platforms” for bold climate action?

  5. Twenty years of UK governance programmes in Nigeria: achievements, challenges, lessons and implications for future support

    Research reports

  6. Public finance and service delivery: what's new, what's missing, what's next?

    Working papers

  7. Review of public financial management diagnostics for the health sector

    Working papers

  8. Measuring evidence-informed decision-making processes in low- and middle-income countries

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. The role of the budget officer in controlling public spending

    Working papers

  10. ‘Gender budgeting is good budgeting’ – but PEFA’s new benchmark doesn’t measure up

  11. Governance for growth in Vanuatu: review of a decade of thinking and working politically

    Research reports

  12. Public financial management and health services delivery

    Research reports

  13. Strengthening public financial management reform in pacific island countries

    Research reports

  14. Public financial management introductory guides


  15. The ministry of finance ‘challenge function’


  16. Cash management in cash-constrained environments


  17. The capabilities of finance ministries

    Research reports

  18. What is the point of PEFA?

  19. PEFA: what is it good for? The role of PEFA assessments in public financial management reform

    Research reports

  20. Sustaining public sector capability in developing countries