Olaniyi Olaleye joined the International Budget Partnership in 2021 as a Program Officer, Budget Credibility in Nigeria.  Previously, he was a Senior Research Analyst at  BudgIT Foundation. Olaniyi earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and International Relations from the Obafemi Awolowo University. Ile-Ife and holds a master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Olaniyi has written and co-published technical papers on budgeting, fiscal realism, sub-national transparency and inequality. His interest includes unearthing underlying public finance management issues in the social sectors. Olaniyi has managed core governance programs supporting National and International Development Partners and has led a series of campaigns to improve fiscal transparency and accountability at the National and Sub-national levels in Nigeria.