Samuel Atiku serves as a technical coordinator at the International Budget Partnership, a Washington DC-based think tank working to advance public budget systems that work for people, not special interests. Prior to joining the Center in 2019, Samuel was the Head of Research and lead Data Analyst at BudgIT Foundation, a Nigerian-based Non-Governmental organisation.

Samuel has written extensively on a range of fiscal policy issues covering Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM), Digital economy, Public debt sustainability (PDS), Budget Credibility, Cost of governance, Expenditure efficiency and effectiveness (E, E & E), Program based budgeting (PBP) and Fiscal Transparency, Participation, and Accountability.

He is a 2020 alumni of the US Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program, a professional exchange program where he focused on “Transparency and Ethics in Government”. Samuel holds a Masters by Research (MRes) in Public Administration from the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School.