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Abayomi Akinbo

Program Officer, Policy (Anglophone Africa)

Abayomi joined the International Budget Partnership in April 2023. As the Program Officer, Anglophone Africa, he is responsible for managing and coordinating the implementation of the Open Budget Survey in a subset of countries, providing technical assistance and support to IBP partners, in-country peer reviewers, and government officials throughout the Survey process in Anglophone Africa. Prior to joining IBP, Abayomi worked on the Nigerian Federal Government and World Bank-assisted States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Program, where he deployed his expertise in public governance to support the 36 states in Nigeria in implementing participatory budgeting and open government principles.

He also worked with Reboot to support the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) governance program of the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). In this role, he brought a design thinking approach to the program, fostering citizen and citizen group inclusion in governance across three Nigerian states.

He also served at BudgIT Foundation, managing institutional transparency, anti-corruption, open government and security justice programs to enhance civic engagement and governance across Nigeria and other African countries.

Abayomi holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Portsmouth, UK, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He has certificates in Evidence in Public Policy from Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, UK; Public Management from Howard University, Washington DC; and Result-based Monitoring and Evaluation from the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), Ghana. In recognition of his contributions to improving governance in Nigeria, Abayomi was awarded the Mandela Washington Fellowship Award in 2017 by the US State Department and the Walter Carrington Youth Fellowship Award in 2016 by the US Consulate, Lagos.