Ross W.

Governance, anticorruption, PFM, capacity building and institutional strengthening consultant

Ph.D.The Australian National University

Istanbul, Turkey


Practice leader, innovation practitioner, Project Director, COP and Team Leader of complex public sector projects with a focus on governance, integrity systems, anticorruption, M&E, PFM, strategic planning and management reforms, project management and program evaluation. Includes national governance reforms, development of a federal one-stop shop, the reform of local government systems in South Sudan, Somalia, Liberia, Philippines and Indonesia, public sector restructuring and reform. I also have experience in leading interventions in capacity building, institutional strengthening and design, policy capacity development, HRM, economic governance, judicial reform, civil society capacity building, political and legislative reform among others. I prefer to be considered for senior project management and technical positions. I have been COP, Project Director or Team Leader for the past 15 years, with USAID, DFAT, DFID, EU, World Bank, UNDP and multi-donor projects. I have extensive leadership and management experience in public sector governance. My international development experience and career are based on my previous career as a senior executive in the Australian federal & state civil services (Education, Health, Social Services, Indigenous Affairs, policy research) equivalent to the US Senior Executive Service Deputy Assistant Secretary & Assistant Secretary. I also have experience in the British Senior Civil Service and Japanese Civil Service Prime Minister's Office. Extensive experience in leading & managing project monitoring and evaluation programs and as Director, Program Evaluation in the Australian Department of Human Services. Former staff member of the World Bank and a long-term expert with USAID, DFID, World Bank, DFAT, AusAID, EU and MDTFs and a short-term expert with UNDP, USAID and ADB projects in 52 countries in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.


  • public administration
  • economic policy
  • local government
  • development
  • capacity building
  • world bank group
  • ec
  • indonesia
  • australia
  • south sudan
  • united states
  • iraq
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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