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Anthony Hodges is a development Consultant specialising in public financial management (PFM), social protection, poverty reduction strategies, and institutional development and capacity building. An economist, educated at the University of Oxford and the University of California, San Diego, he has more than 25 years' experience in development, mainly in Africa. Prior to becoming an OPM Associate, he was UNICEF's Regional Advisor for Economic and Social Policy in West and Central Africa, where he led UNICEF's engagement on policy issues concerning social protection, Poverty-Reduction Strategy Papers, budgets and the financing of the social sectors (2007-09).
He occupied a similar post in UNICEF's China Office from 2005 to 2007. This followed three years in Mozambique as OPM's resident manager of a DFID-financed technical assistance programme to strengthen PFM in the Ministry of Planning and Finance (2002-05). His experience in Lusophone Africa also included a post as Senior Policy Advisor for UNDP in Angola (2001-02) and two years as an expert in Angola's Ministry of Planning and at UNICEF Angola (1996-98).
Between 1991 and 2001, Anthony was a full-time consultant, working on a wide range of assignments for organisations including the World Bank/ACBF, UNDP, UNICEF, European Commission, AERC and the United Nations Office for Project Services. Earlier in his career he was Africa Editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit (1982-87), a staff member of the UN Secretariat (1987-88) and Programme Officer in the Ford Foundation's West Africa Office (1988-91). He is fluent in English, French and Portuguese.