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Nick Travis

Nick is a development economist and public finance specialist with extensive experience in advising governments across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East on a wide range of public sector reform issues.

He is an experienced manager, having managed two of DFID’s largest reform programmes in the area of natural resource management, based in Nigeria and Ghana. Nick’s specific areas of interest include the development and application of medium-term macro-fiscal frameworks, the formulation of macroeconomic policy for effective management of natural resource revenues, and the design and implementation of public financial management (PFM) reforms, particularly in the field of planning and budgeting.

Nick is currently the team leader on an assignment in Myanmar with the Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement – funded by UNICEF – which aims to help the Ministry improve its capability around planning and budgeting for the delivery of social assistance services for the most vulnerable.

Other recent assignments include the provision of technical assistance to the Palestinian Authority on the development of a macro-fiscal forecasting capability within the Ministry of Finance, and the design and implementation of a public expenditure tracking survey (PETS) in the health sector across two provinces in Pakistan.