Jason Lakin, Ph.D., is a professor, researcher, writer, and manager with fifteen years of experience in international development, teaching, and research. He is a Senior Technical PFM Advisor with the Institute of Public Finance (Kenya) and a Budget Advisor with the U.S. Treasury Office of Technical Assistance. He has lectured at Zayed University in the UAE and Strathmore University in Kenya.
Previously, he served as a Non-Resident Fellow with the Center for Global Development, and a Senior Research Fellow at the International Budget Partnership (IBP), where he was the Head of Research between 2017 and 2019. He founded, built, and managed the International Budget Partnership (IBP) Kenya office (2011-2017). At IBP-K, he focused on equitable revenue sharing, decentralization, and budget transparency, where he pioneered new approaches to grant-making with county-level partners in Kenya.
He is well versed in areas of Public Finance Management (PFM) and non-profit management with long-term interests in supporting civic engagement, decentralized and improved PFM in Kenya, and thus will play a key role in shaping the institute’s strategic vision and oversight research and capacity building.