Sam Moon is a public finance economist with ten years of experience in research and practical advisory work across Africa and in some parts of Asia. After graduating with degrees in Economics, International Relations and Political Economy of Development from the University of St Andrews and the School of Oriental and African Studies, he has spent much of his career associated with the Overseas Development Institute, first as an ODI Fellow in Uganda, and later as a Research Officer and Consultant. Since 2012, Sam has been an independent consultant working with the World Bank, International Budget Partnership, CABRI and several other research and consulting institutions. He has focused primarily on longer term advisory work with fragile countries across Africa, but continues to engage in shorter research and advisory assignments in parallel. His work has ranged across the public financial management spectrum – including budget preparation and participation, aid management and integration with the budget, intergovernmental grant design, public investment management, cash forecasting and management and reporting and transparency functions.

Sam Moon has extensive experience in working in: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Uganda, and United Republic of Tanzania. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis & research, Monotoring, evalution and impacts assessments, Planning, strategy and programming, and Policy development