Edward Hedger is Head of the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure at the Overseas Development Institute in London. He specialises in budgeting and public expenditure management reform issues in developing countries and fragile states. He has also worked on the design and implementation of aid modalities, the political economy of policy reforms, and the role of domestic accountability mechanisms.
His experience includes long-term assignments as team leader of a multi-year public finance reform programme in the Russian Federation and as budget adviser to the ministry of finance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has also worked as a short-term consultant in areas of budget planning and preparation, external audit and accountability, and public administration reform in countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Western Balkans and Central Asia -- including several post-conflict countries. Current research focuses on the political economy of PFM reform processes and the value for money of aid interventions. He is team leader for a World Bank study to review PFM reform experience in eight post-conflict fragile states (including Liberia, Sierra Leone and DR Congo) and to develop operational guidance.