Sowmya Kidambi joined the International Budget Partnership as Trainer/Technical Assistance Provider in October 2008.
She is responsible for conducting training courses on expenditure tracking with a special emphasis on social audits. Since 1998, she worked with the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) based in Rajasthan, India. MKSS played an important role in the formulation and passage of the right to information and the employment guarantee laws in India. While Kidambi continues to be a member of the MKSS, since April 2006 she has been its representative on an assignment as Social Development Specialist with the Strategies and Performance Innovations Unit, Department of Rural Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh (India) to institutionalize the social audit process as part of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
Kidambi holds a Masters Degree in Social Work (Urban and Rural Community Development) from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay, India.