Hawes joined the International Budget Partnership (IBP) in June 2008 as the associate director. He is responsible, in collaboration with the IBP management team, for developing, refining, and implementing organizational management systems as well as IBP's relations with the donor community. He will also play an active role in the Partnership Initiative's learning agenda.
Prior to joining the Center, Hawes spent 12 years as a Ford Foundation program officer responsible for grant making in the governance and civil society fields, first in the Philippines and then in Southern Africa.
Hawes also previously taught comparative political economy at the University of Michigan and Ohio University, and holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Hawaii.