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Ms. Nompumelelo Radebe is a non-resident fellow at CGD and works as a Director at South Africa’s National Treasury with responsibilities in public financial management, public policy analysis, and expenditure management. Ms Radebe is one of the 2020-21 fellows of the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program and was a fellow of the Fletcher School Leadership Programme for Financial Inclusion in 2019. She is currently pursuing a Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs and Citizenship at Syracuse University and her focus areas include international development policy, technological innovation in public organisations, international public finance and data analytics for effective public policy making. She completed her Master of Public Administration majoring in Public Policy Development, Expenditure Management, Public Leadership and Strategic Management at the University of Sydney in Australia. Her other studies are in the areas of public finance and accounting, financial inclusion and management development.
Ms Radebe has worked in the area of public financial management for more than 14 years during which she has been involved in a number of reforms relating to public finance management, budgeting, performance management, municipal finance management and capacity building, and grant management. She has knowledge of South African financial management policies and regulations, including government planning and performance management policies, and has provided budget and policy support to various sectors including the police service, public works, public service and administration and women ministries. She has participated in over 10 national budget cycles giving inputs on performance-based budgeting and resource allocation for various departments. Ms Radebe has also contributed to key National Treasury budget and policy publications such as the Budget Review, Medium Term Budget Policy Statement and Estimates (and Adjusted Estimates) of National Expenditure. Apart from her work in government, she has worked as a short-term consultant in Africa for Palladium International serving as Independent Interview Panel Member in various countries for the Australia Awards Scholarship program.