Claire O’Donnell joined IBP in February 2021 and is based in Washington D.C. She works as a research assistant for both the Open Budget Survey team and the Strengthening Budget Credibility project. Claire graduated with a bachelor’s in Spanish and International Relations concentrating in economic development from Tufts University.
Cosette joined the International Budget Partnership as a Research Assistant for the Open Budget Initiative in 2019. Previously, she worked in the training department at the International Monetary Fund and as an editor for a Middle Eastern news website. She holds a bachelor’s in mathematics and Arabic from Duke University.
Alex Kreko joined the International Budget Partnership in January 2019, and is based in Washington, D.C. As a Program Officer with the Open Budget Initiative, he works on the coordination and implementation of the Open Budget Survey and related initiatives. Before joining IBP, he worked at the Department of Justice and an immigrant aid nonprofit in Washington, as well as an international research firm in Charlottesville, Virginia. He holds an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Suad joined the International Budget Partnership in May of 2016 and is based in Washington D.C. As a Program Associate with the Open Budget Initiative, Suad is responsible for data collection and review of the Open Budget Survey, and coordinating and providing technical assistance to civil society partners and government through out the survey process. She also assists with other research projects related to budgets and budget transparency.
Prior to joining IBP, Suad worked as a journalist with a news organization in New Delhi assisting with the coverage of political stories. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Masters in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service.
Sally Torbert joined the International Budget Partnership in August 2017 and is based in Washington, D.C. As the Open Budget Initiative Program Officer for Asia, she coordinates and monitors the implementation of the Open Budget Survey, provides technical assistance to civil society partners and governments to promote transparency reforms, and conducts research on budget transparency.
Prior to joining IBP, Sally worked as a public sector and governance specialist with expertise in public financial management, service delivery, social accountability, and capacity building. She has previously held positions with the World Bank, DAI, UNCDF, and UNDP, supporting public finance and governance reforms in Afghanistan, Lao PDR, Nepal, Mozambique, and Timor-Leste. She holds a BA from Princeton University and a Masters from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.