Marcus Manuel is the Senior Strategic Adviser to the Budget Strengthening Initiative (BSI) and Senior Research Associate for ODI.

Marcus Manuel’s former ODI’s roles include Director of Budget Strengthening Initiative (BSI) and Head of CAPE.

Prior to joining ODI Marcus held a number of roles within the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). These included Director Pan Africa Strategy and Programmes, one of the three directors responsible for managing DFID’s programmes in Africa with focus on Africa wide strategies; issues and institutions, including trade; conflict and humanitarian issues and relations with multilateral and bilateral partners. Other roles were Deputy Director, West Africa (2004–06) and Deputy Director, Asia (2003-04).

Before working at DFID, Marcus worked for Gordon Brown as head of the newly created department in HM Treasury responsible for advice on all aspects of international development (including debt policy; creation of the International Financing Facility) (2001-02).

Between 1996-2000, Marcus was seconded from HMTreasury to work as the Senior Adviser in the Ministry of Finance, Uganda. Prior to this he worked as macroeconomic adviser in Treasury and as analyst in British Petroleum.


Marcus ManuelSenior Strategic Adviser