Marcus Manuel

Marcus Manuel

Senior Research Associate
Marcus Manuel is a Senior Research Associate for ODI working on development finance issues, especially in low-income and fragile states.

Marcus Manuel's former ODI roles include founding Director of Budget Strengthening Initiative (BSI) and Head of Centre of Aid and Public Expenditure (CAPE).

Prior to joining ODI, Marcus held a number of senior management roles within the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) with responsibilities for staff and programmes in Africa and Asia. His final role was Director Pan Africa Strategy and Programmes, one of the three directors responsible for managing DFID’s programmes in Africa with focus on Africa wide strategies; institutions and issues, including regional trade; conflict prevention and humanitarian support. Other roles were Deputy Director, West Africa (2004–06) and Deputy Director, Asia (2003–04).

Before working at DFID, Marcus worked at HM Treasury. His final role was head of the newly created department in HM Treasury responsible for advice on all aspects of international development (including DFID expenditure, debt policy and creation of the International Financing Facility) (2001–02).

Between 1996–2000, Marcus was seconded from HM Treasury to work as the Senior Adviser in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic  Development Uganda. He also worked as an ODI fellow in the South Pacific and as an energy analyst in British Petroleum’s Corporate Strategy Department.


Media coverage

Marcus Manuel has in-depth knowledge of issues relating to Africa and he is available to comment, in particular, on fragile states as well as aid financing and budgeting. He has been interviewed by, for example, the Guardian.

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