Warren Krafchik is the Executive Director of the International Budget Partnership. Krafchik joined IBP in 2001 from South Africa where he founded one of the first institutions to pioneer independent budget monitoring in the global south. Under his leadership IBP has grown from a small convening organization to a globally recognized international hub for civil society public finance research, capacity building, and advocacy. He is a founding member and past civil society chair of the Open Government Partnership, the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency, and the Impumelelo Innovations Award program. He sits on the boards of the Revenue Watch Institute and the Transparency and Accountability Initiative. Krafchik is an economist by training and a frequent author and speaker on public finance systems, accountability, and development.