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Tom Hart

Senior Research Fellow

  • Development and Public Finance
Portrait of Tom Hart

Tom’s work seeks to understand how public financial management can support the improved delivery of public services.

His work has covered budget reform, fiscal decentralization, health financing and public investment management. He has worked in Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Somaliland, South Sudan and Uganda.

Before joining ODI, Tom lived and worked for seven years in South Sudan and Uganda, initially as an ODI Fellow in the Budget Directorate in Ministry of Finance in South Sudan. He subsequently worked as a consultant for the African Development Bank, USAID, the World Bank and ODI’s Budget Strengthening Initiative. Before moving to East Africa, Tom worked at HM Treasury in the UK. He is also an Honorary Fellow at the University of York’s Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre.

  1. Financing the coronavirus response in sub-Saharan Africa

    Working papers

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

    Working papers

  3. Public finance and development: six things to read in December

  4. 10 things to know about the impacts of urbanisation

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. Public finance and development: five things to read in October

  6. Supporting domestic revenue mobilisation: we must learn from the failures of the past

  7. Strengthening public investment management: reviewing the role of external actors

    Research reports

  8. Domestic resource mobilisation and the transition to sustainable development: synthesis of Asia case studies

    Research reports

  9. Donor resilience index

  10. Public financial management and health services delivery

    Research reports

  11. What drives reform? Making sanitation a political priority in secondary cities

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

  15. Fiscal decentralisation


  16. Public financial management introductory guides


  17. Age of choice: Kenya in the new development finance landscape

    Research reports

  18. Political settlements and pathways to universal health coverage

    Working papers

  19. Bricks and dollars: 10 lessons on improving public investment in infrastructure

    Research reports

  20. Why isn’t aid for infrastructure going to the countries that need it most?