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

    Emerging analysis

  2. “Country platforms” for bold climate action?

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

    Research reports

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

    Working papers

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

    Working papers

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Working papers

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

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

    Research reports

  10. Public financial management and health services delivery

    Research reports

  11. Strengthening public financial management reform in pacific island countries

    Research reports

  12. Public financial management introductory guides


  13. The ministry of finance ‘challenge function’


  14. Cash management in cash-constrained environments


  15. The capabilities of finance ministries

    Research reports

  16. What is the point of PEFA?

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

    Research reports

  18. Sustaining public sector capability in developing countries


  19. Basic enough budgets: what should you do when you can’t do everything?

    Research reports

  20. Use of country systems in fragile states

    Research reports