Franklin Bendu is an Economist with more than eight years of experience on donor supported projects and in the Sierra Leone Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. During his five years at the Ministry of Finance as a Senior Economist, Franklin build a strong expertise in PFM operations and functions in Sierra Leone. He was instrumental in supporting the Governments inputs in to the previous PEFA experience focusing on indicators around budget credibility, comprehensiveness and transparency, and policy based budgeting. He has thorough knowledge and expertise on the mining sector in Sierra Leone. He also served Personal Assistant to two Ministers of Finance and Economic Development, providing technical and administrative support to the Minister's office. He was a member of the team that formulated the third Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2013-2018) for Sierra Leone and was Join Team Lead on Pillar 2 (Managing Natural Resources). Through his government and donor supported work he has extensive experience in working with Government Ministries, Department and Agencies and Non-State Actors in Sierra Leone. Since 2016, he has been providing technical assistance to the Budget Bureau, Public Investment Management Unit and Accountant General's Department in the Ministry of Finance, focusing on developing the institutional arrangements to improve budget preparation and execution.
Franklin's work blends experience in macroeconomic management, macro-fiscal forecasting, public financial management, and budget planning (Medium Term Expenditure Framework). He has strong quantitative skills and the ability to carry out economic research including economic analysis of budget implementation. His work heavily involves experience in technical cooperation, and partnership with bilateral and multilateral development agencies including DFID, the IMF, World Bank, African Development Bank, European Commission.
banking & finance budgeting
operations and finance
research & development
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