Tim Williamson is a Research Associate and Manager of the Budget Strengthening Initiative for Uganda. Tim, who is based in Kampala, first joined CAPE in 2002 and has been working closely with the team ever since. He has carried out extensive research and advisory work on public finance reform, budgeting, aid effectiveness and decentralisation in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Tim helped establish the Budget Strengthening Initiative, and managed the South Sudan programme from 2011 to 2013. Earlier in his carreer, Tim worked at the Ugandan Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development between 1998 and 2002, first as an ODI Fellow, then as an advisor on the Poverty Action Fun and on fiscal decentralisation.