Sarah Leigh-Hunt joined DAI’s London office in 2014, bringing experience supporting democratic institutions and processes to become more capable, accountable, responsive, and inclusive. She has worked with parliaments, political parties, electoral bodies, and civil society organizations in a range of contexts, and has expertise applying a political economy lens to project planning and implementation. Sarah serves as Technical Adviser to the U.K.-funded programmes Support to Parliamentary Oversight of Public Financial Management in Tajikistan, Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan, and Tackling Economic, Social, and Security Challenges in Northern Morocco. She also has substantial research, policy formulation, and project management experience from previous roles at think tank, donor, and implementer organizations. Sarah currently co-chairs the Westminster Community of Practice Working Group on Democracy Assistance, and is an accredited U.K. Election Observer.



John Yates

John Yates leads DAI’s Global Practice for Public Financial Management covering macroeconomic policy, domestic resource mobilization, budget planning and execution, tax and customs administration, central banking, trade and investment policy, and the business enabling environment.

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