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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Edward Hedger
Edward Hedger

Edward Hedger

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.

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Access to Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Access to Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Contaminated water in Karial slum, one of the urban slums of Dhaka
License: Creative Commons
Credit: UN Photo/Kibae Park
Source: United Nations

Making services work for poor people: the science and politics of delivery

Event - Conference - 28 February - 1 March 2014
​The 2004 World Development Report (WDR), Making Services Work for Poor People, is recognised as ground-breaking in its appraisal of accountability relationships and performance for service delivery. Ten years on, what have we learnt about the science and politics of service delivery – and what are the emerging issues that will shape future priorities?
Syrian children climb over fences during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Yayladagi refugee camp in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border March 30, 2012.
Syrian children climb over fences during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Yayladagi refugee camp in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border March 30, 2012.

License: Creative Commons
Credit: Syria;سوريا;سورية;Syrian Revolution;الثورة السورية;ثورة الحرية والكرامة;Turkey;UNICEF;أطفال سوريا;Children of Syria;Osman Orsal;Hatay;يونيسف;يونيسيف
Source: Flickr

Exploring an education response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Event - Conference - 11 - 12 December 2013
This conference will outline the scope of the education crisis among Syrian refugees and identify innovative solutions; in doing so they will consider the experiences of the most heavily affected countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt in addition Syria itself.
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Tax publications by the governorate of Ta'izz, Yemen.
License: Rights purchased
Credit: Politics,;Bureaucracy,;Infrastructure,;Portrait,;Middle East,
Source: Panos

The 2013 CAPE conference: budgeting in the real world

Event - Conference - 13 - 14 November 2013
​The national budget is one of the most important formal expressions of how a government aims to govern a country.  But, in practice, the difference between what’s on paper and how public finance is actually managed can be stark. The 2013 CAPE conference will explore how budgets operate in the real world, and how they can be made to deliver better development outcomes. 

Operational risk assessment of public financial management in Nepal: a review of challenges and opportunities

Publication - Research reports and studies - 16 September 2013
Philipp Krause, Stephanie Sweet, Edward Hedger, and Bhola Chalise
This report aims to inform an ongoing dialogue about the implementation of public financial management (PFM) improvements in Nepal, including their prioritization and sequencing in the prevailing political context. It provides a “reality check” on the strengths and weaknesses of the existing PFM system and focuses on nontechnical aspects such as institutional and political factors. The study was conducted as a joint initiative between the government and its development partners.

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