Our People

The International Budget Partnership has teams across the globe.

Juan Pablo Guerrero Amparan

Juan Pablo Guerrero Amparan

Marion Deudon

Marion Deudon

Phumeza Mlungwana

Phumeza Mlungwana



Abraham Ochieng

Abraham Rugo Muriu

Aideen Gilmore

Albert van Zyl

Alex Kreko

Alexandre Ciconello

Aminata Tooli Fall

Andrés Ponce Morales

Anjali Garg

Ariel Shaker-Brown

Atiku Oluwatobi Samuel

Austin Ndiokwelu

Brendan Halloran

Caitlyn Stone

Catherine Casey

Chinonyerem Kenny Oleru

Chumile Sali

Claire O’Donnell

Claire Schouten

Claudine Mailovich

Cosette Wong

Cynthia Romero

Damilola Ogundipe

David Jenkins

David Robins

Dede Krishnadianty

Djibril Badiane

Donny Setiawan

Elena Mondo

Emmanuel Kelias

Fariya Mohiuddin

Godson Korbla Aloryito

Jennifer Grant

Joan Vivian Koomson

Jodi Chan

John Kinuthia

John Ngoka

Jostine Wambui Gikonyo

Juan Pablo Guerrero Amparan

Karla Green Dana

Laura Castillo Cabral

Maleine Amadou Niang

Maria Albertina Meana

Marion Deudon

Nantika Ghafur

Nonhlanhla Mathibela

Nusrat Ahmad

Olaniyi Olaleye

Patrick Kwabena Stephenson

Phumeza Mlungwana

Rajan Zaveri


Sally Torbert

Sokhna Assiatou Diop

Suad Hasan

Sylvester V. McIntosh, II

Thando Mhlanga

Tom Zanol

Tonika R. Jackson

Trisha Viecco Carrillo

Warren Krafchik

Yuna Farhan

Board of Trustees

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, formerly a project of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Executive Director - Warren Krafchik

Warren Krafchik is the Executive Director of the International Budget Partnership (IBP), where for 20 years he has led IBP’s work to support and collaborate with civil society organizations in Africa, Latin America and Asia to ensure governments are held accountable as stewards of public resources. IBP works with independent organizations in over 120 countries by providing financial assistance, training and technical support and designing collaborative research and networking programs.

In addition to directing IBP, Krafchik is a co-founder and steering committee member of the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency, and he was a founding co-chair of the Open Government Partnership.

Krafchik joined the IBP in 2001 after nine years at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), where he founded the Budget Information Service (BIS). Idasa’s BIS was one of the first organizations in developing countries to pioneer a role for civil society organizations in budget processes, and its work and methods have been adapted by civil society and governments around the world. Krafchik serves on the board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute and was a founding board member of the Impumelelo Innovations Program and Topsy AIDS Foundation.

Krafchik is the author of numerous publications and a frequent speaker on fiscal processes, equity and accountability. He received a Masters in Economics from the University of Cape Town.

David Nussbaum

David Nussbaum has led several high-profile international organizations, including The Elders, WWF-UK and Transparency International. He brings wide expertise in the accountability field, as well as strategic visioning and planning that will help us evolve organizationally and connect the relevance of open budget work to other global development actors, including the environmental, anticorruption and humanitarian communities. Watch David in action talking about one of his passions: climate change.

Jane Ellison

Jane Ellison is a consultant who works from London, advising cultural institutions and higher education on public engagement, editorial strategies, partnerships and collaboration. A former senior executive at the BBC, she headed the broadcaster’s work to build partnerships and deliver ambitious creative projects with arts organisations, museums, libraries and universities.Past roles include TV producer, financial journalist, programme maker and commissioner for factual programmes at Radio 4, the BBC’s flagship speech radio network. Jane is a Trustee of Libraries Connected, a sector support organisation for public libraries in England. She holds advisory roles at the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Royal Opera House and Transparency International UK. She has written on partnerships and collaboration in the creative industries.

Malado Kaba

Malado Kaba is the Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society at the African Development Bank. She is an accomplished leader in international development and finance with more than 25 years of experience. She combines her high-level experience in public- and private-sector organizations to deliver measurable impact. Her knowledge of government, global institutions, and NGOs gives her a unique insight into the requirements for successfully navigating complex organizational structures. Malado Kaba produces positive results for Africa and its citizens at the local, national, and international level.

Before joining the African Development Bank, Malado Kaba was the managing director of Falémé Conseil, a consultancy that provided advisory services to public and private sector organisations. She also served as the first female Economy and Finance minister of the Republic of Guinea. During her time as Minister, she reached record macroeconomic results and led successful actions to increase fiscal transparency, fight corruption and promote good governance. Prior to her ministerial position, she was country head for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change in Guinea, advising leaders and senior officials in government on both public policies and project implementation. Before that, she worked as an economist for the European Commission in different countries and led a large portfolio of programs focusing on public, economic and government policy. She holds a master’s degree in development economics.

Malado is certified as a non-executive independent director of the Institute of Directors in London and sits on the Advisory Board of the African Women Investment Fund (AWIF) of the Economic Commission for Africa. She also sat as a Board trustee at International Budget Partnership and as the chairwoman of Orabank Guinea. A strong advocate for promoting women’s rights and leadership, Ms. Kaba mentors promising African women across the continent. She also advocates against gender-based violence.

In 2020, Malado was named as a member of the inaugural cohort of Amujae Leaders, the flagship initiative of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development. She was also the recipient of the AllAfrica Women Leadership Award for Good Governance and Public Administration in November 2019. In addition, in December 2017, she was named amongst the 10 Best Finance Ministers in Africa by FinancialAfrik.

Malado has written extensively about the need for greater transparency, cooperation across Africa’s public and private sectors, and women’s leadership.

Sofía Sprechmann

Sofía Sprechmann is Secretary General at CARE International, a leading poverty-fighting and humanitarian response organization committed to social justice and gender equality. Sofia has worked for CARE since 1994 in several positions, providing leadership and support to programs in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. In particular, she has extensive experience in gender, impact studies, evidence-based policy advocacy, partnership and participation. She has a deep and broad understanding of alliances and networks that collaborate in the fight against poverty, of key issues and trends in approaches to development, and of the underlying causes of poverty and rights denial. Sofia is passionate about addressing gender inequality, having worked alongside some of the most discriminated-against and abused women to support their struggles, such as domestic workers, women working in the garment sector and survivors of gender-based violence. Throughout her career, she has shown an unshakeable commitment to the rights and participation of the people from the most marginalized, excluded and discriminated-against communities. Prior to her work in international development, Sofía worked as a Sociologist in the field of public opinion polls and audience research in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay and an MSc in Epidemiology from the University of London/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Sofia is from Uruguay.

Thoko Moyo

Thoko Moyo is a leadership and communications expert. She has advised C-suite executives in Africa, Europe and the US.

Her corporate governance experience includes serving on the Boards of both listed and private companies, and as a trustee of global not-for-profit organizations. Her studies in governance include time at Harvard University’s Corporate Responsibility Initiative where she explored the intersection of corporate responsibility, public policy, and international development.

She is currently Global Communications Director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foudation, where she leads the foundation’s strategy to build and protect its brand and reputation.

Before joining the Gates foundation, Thoko served as associate dean for communications and public affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She also spent nearly a decade at the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. and several years at the Ford Foundation in New York. It was at the Ford Foundation that she conceived and launched Africa No Filter, a research, grantmaking, and advocacy donor collaborative that supports the development of nuanced stories that shift stereotypical and harmful narratives about Africa.

Thoko has undergraduate and post graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Zimbabwe.

Lysa John

Lysa is Secretary-General of CIVICUS and lives in South Africa. She has championed human rights and international mobilisation for two decades. She started her career working for grassroots organisations fighting to end urban poverty in India, and subsequently spearheaded trans-national campaigns calling for government accountability.

Before joining CIVICUS, she worked as Head of Outreach for the UN High-Level Panel that drafted the blueprint for the Sustainable Development Goals, and as Global Campaigns Director at Save the Children. These roles have shaped a deep interest in and understanding of grassroots-to-global activism, which continues to drive and inform her work.

Julie McCarthy

Julie McCarthy is senior advisor to the Chair of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All. She is also a nonresident fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, housed within the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. She has more than 18 years of nonprofit and philanthropic leadership experience in the areas of economic justice and good governance.

Most recently, she was the founding co-director of the Open Society Foundations’ (OSF) Economic Justice Program, a $100 million per annum global grantmaking and impact investment program focused on issues of fiscal justice, workers’ rights, and corporate power. In 2021, she led OSF’s $11 million global advocacy campaign on debt and financing economic recovery in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to this, she founded and led the Open Society Foundation’s Fiscal Governance Program. From 2011 to 2012, she served as the founding director of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), after having worked with the Obama White House and Brazilian government to develop and launch OGP as a senior adviser at the Transparency and Accountability Initiative.

In 2009, McCarthy was selected as a Franklin Fellow and peacebuilding adviser at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, where she helped scope and launch a $30 million peacebuilding program in Liberia. Prior to this, McCarthy directed the Open Society Foundations’ Revenue Watch Program and then co-founded the Natural Resource Governance Institute, serving as its deputy director until 2009. In 2004, she was the researcher/writer for the Open Society Foundations’ award-winning Iraq Revenue Watch Project. She is an Aspen/ADL Civil Society Fellow.

McCarthy holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s from Yale University.

Maria Gracia P. Tan

Maria Gracia P. Tan is the Chairman of the UN Independent Audit Advisory Committee for 2018. She was formerly the Chairperson of the Philippine SAI (Commission on Audit), and introduced the Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) as a priority program for citizen engagement in public audit. This program won the Bright Spot award in the Open Government Summit in London in 2013. A staunch advocate of government accountability and transparency, she is credited with the audit on the pork barrel which led to the Philippine Supreme Court declaring it unconstitutional and the indictment of several  high level legislators for graft and plunder. Prior to the Commission on Audit, she served as Undersecretary of Finance for Revenue Operations, exercising oversight of the internal revenue and customs services.  She was also Commissioner of Good Government, the agency tasked with recovering the Marcos ill-gotten wealth. She is a lawyer and a certified public accountant by profession and established, with her husband, the Tan Venturanza Valdez law offices in the Philippines. She obtained her LlM in Tax from New York University as a Gerald Wallace scholar, and her degrees in law and accountancy from the University of the Philippines where she is also a professor in tax.

Rakesh Rajani

Rakesh Rajani, Board Chair, is the Vice President of Programs at Co-Impact, a philanthropic platform to support system change investments in the global south and a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development. Until May 2018 he served as the Director of Civic Engagement and Government program at the Ford Foundation in New York, responsible for U.S. and global work on voting rights, democratic participation, taxes and budgets, and protecting civic space. From 2008 to 2014 he founded and served as the Head of Twaweza, an East African organization that promotes citizen agency, open government, and basic education. He is also a founding member and past co-chair of the Open Government Partnership, which involves 75 countries covering more than two billion people. From 2001 to 2007 Rakesh served as the founding executive director of HakiElimu, Tanzania’s leading citizen engagement and education advocacy organization. He has also played key roles in establishing the Foundation for Civil Society, the Tanzania Media Fund, Policy Forum and other civil society platforms in Tanzania. He has consulted on issues related to education, human rights and governance for Google.org, the Hewlett Foundation, Hivos and UNICEF, among others. Rakesh serves on several national and international boards and was a fellow of Harvard University from 1998 to 2013. He has written and edited over 400 papers and popular publications in English and Swahili. Rakesh holds a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and English and American literature from Brandeis University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell

Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell MSc, PhD currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Girls not Brides – the global partnership to end child marriage  where she is responsible for catalyzing its partnership strategy and ensuring that the Secretariat is responsive to the broader movement for change. She formerly served as Global Director for The Girl Generation, an initiative working to galvanize the Africa-led movement to end Female Genital Mutilation. Faith is a public health expert and senior manager of complex public health programs in Africa with more than 20 years of experience in leading, managing and implementing health programs. She was the founding Executive Director of the African Palliative Care Association and supported palliative care global advocacy and services development in over 20 African countries.

Ruth E. Levine

Ruth E. Levine, Ph.D., is the CEO of IDinsight. She is a development economist with more than three decades of experience working on the design and implementation of policies and programs related to global health and education, social protection, gender equality, and labor markets.

Prior to joining IDinsight, Ruth led the Global Development and Population Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation between 2011 and 2019, overseeing a total of approximately $1 billion in philanthropic grantmaking. Previously, she was a deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning at the U.S. Agency for International Development. She spent nearly a decade at the Center for Global Development, where she designed and led CGD’s Global Health Policy Program and served as CGD’s first vice president for programs and operations. Earlier in her career, she designed and evaluated health and education projects at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. She holds a doctoral degree jointly in economics and demography from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. from Cornell University.