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About the Public Financial Management team

Strong public financial management (PFM) systems underpin inclusive state institutions that are more likely to deliver equitable and efficient public services, promoting long-term poverty reduction and economic growth.

David Hoole

Public Financial Management team leader

OPM United Kingdom

David Hoole is a public finance expert with 25 years' experience as an advisor and manager in over 20 low and middle-income countries. He has worked in south and south east Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean, providing advice and support on public financial management (PFM) issues and reforms. He has significant experience in …

Henlo van Nieuwenhuyzen

Principal consultant

OPM United Kingdom

Henlo has extensive experience in designing and supporting national and sub-national budget reform processes, performance budgeting, parliamentary oversight, and diagnostic studies. His work, across the policy cycle, has focussed on applying adaptive approaches in politically complex environments in Africa and Asia.

Faisal Rashid

Senior consultant

OPM Pakistan

Faisal Rashid has over 15 years of experience implementing the public financial management reforms. His areas of expertise include fiscal transfer systems, provincial taxation, cash and debt management, legal and regulatory reforms, budget transparency, and medium-term budgetary frameworks. 

Stephanie Allan

Senior consultant

OPM United Kingdom

Stephanie has expertise in strengthening PFM systems, and building planning and budgeting capacities of Governments at central, subnational, and sectoral levels. In particular, Stephanie has extensive experience in expenditure diagnostics and in strengthening fiscal governance to meet sectoral and cross-sectoral service delivery objectives.

Florian Krätke


OPM United Kingdom

Florian Krätke is a development economist and public finance specialist with specific interest in PFM in fragile states, and experience in public sector planning and budgeting, fiscal decentralisation and expenditure reporting.

Kiran Tariq


OPM Pakistan

Kiran Tariq has over nine years of experience in supporting public financial management reforms at sub-national level through policy focused research analysis and capacity building. She worked on reform programmes that introduced strategic planning, medium-term budgetary framework, output based budgeting, expenditure tracking, budget transparency.


We have delivered a number of research projects on PFM in recent years. For example, we carried out a study for UNICEF to analyse how equity concerns are currently addressed in the PFM systems of Thailand and the Philippines, with the aim of identifying good practices and lessons that can strengthen the role of public finance in promoting greater equity in service delivery.

Policy options

Our analytical skills enable us to develop tools and provide advice to inform policy decisions on complex issues. In Angola, we are working with Aberdeen Economics, Aberdeen University, and the Angolan Government to develop a suite of macroeconomic models and fiscal frameworks to help improve the development of fiscal policy options in line with maintaining macroeconomic stability.

Policy development

We have a long history of helping our clients develop policy and reforms options appropriate to the local context and level of capacity. In Pakistan, we have supported the development, approval, and implementation of PFM reform strategies for the federal government and several provincial governments, while piloting needs-based budgeting and budget transparency reforms at provincial level.

Organisational reform

The core of our expertise lies in supporting governments to improve PFM systems and processes in a sustainable manner. For instance, we have been providing long term technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, with a particular focus on strengthening tax administration and modernising the system of programme budgeting.

Capacity building

We have many years of experience in providing training and support to clients in a variety of different contexts. For example, we are providing training and technical assistance to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement in Myanmar to improve planning and budgeting systems and processes in line with recent PFM reforms. These include a more output-oriented presentation of the budget, demonstrating a better link to strategic plans, to ensure a more equitable delivery of social assistance services to those who need them.

Monitoring and evaluation

We are familiar with a wide range of diagnostic methods to monitor and assess the allocation, efficiency, and effectiveness of public spending. We have, for instance, conducted a number of public expenditure reviews for a variety of clients that attempt to assess the extent to which public spending is in line with stated priorities. Most recently, we have conducted ‘child-focused’ expenditure reviews in various sectors in Indonesia, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, Mongolia, and India.