Paul Wade is an economist with 22 years of experience working on developing countries in the World Bank and the IMF, undertaking analytical work and leading policy dialogue with governments in South and Southeast Asia, East and Southern Africa. His analytical work has focused on public financial and expenditure management, efficiency of public spending (basic social service delivery), corruption/rent seeking, governance challenges in the banking sector, value for money and governance issues in public investments, fiscal decentralization, and macroeconomics. Before he came to the World Bank, he was the IMF’s Resident Representative (country manager) in Laos.
Based in Uganda 2009 – 2012 he was the leader of the World Bank’s budget support operations and associated analytical work. He was also leader of the Technical and Policy Dialogue Taskforce for the Uganda Joint Budget Support Framework (JBSF) as well as the head of the JBSF Technical and Analytical Support Unit (Resource Centre). In these capacities he led the joint donor technical and analytical work related to budget support as well as the joint budget support policy discussions with the Government of Uganda on behalf of 11 bilateral and multilateral donor agencies.