Wangari Muikia has served as the Director of the EGCL Institute, and is the outgoing CEO of Expertise Global Consulting Limited which was established in 2014, with over 20 years experience in public finance management, public policy, local governance, and economics. In this capacity, she played a critical role working with national and subnational stakeholders to improve budget cycle processes from formulation to implementation to evaluation. Wangari also has specific and in-depth experience in the devolution space, including in supporting transition in Kenya, Tanzania and eSwatini. As a result, Wangari’s expertise and experience provides her with crucial insight into the challenges and opportunities faced by local and national authorities throughout the devolution processes and within PFM in particular. She is the co-author of seminal research pieces including Devolution without Disruption (2010) and How PFM helps or hinders Health Service Delivery in Kenya (2019).
Wangari has worked in senior positions for, amongst others, the National Treasury in Kenya, The World Bank in Washington DC and UNICEF, and is on the Advisory Board of several organizations. Wangari is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School with a Masters in Public Administration in International Development.