Executive Director, Local Public Sector Alliance
Dr. Jamie Boex is the Executive Director of the Local Public Sector Alliance and chairs the Board of Directors. He is a senior public finance expert with experience in decentralization, localization and public sector reforms in over 25 countries around the world.
Director and Secretary, Local Public Sector Alliance
Chas Cadwell is an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. and was for many years the Director of the IRIS program in the Department of Economics at The University of Maryland. His current work targets the political economy of intergovernmental decision-making. Chas is a member of the Board of Directors and the Secretary of the Local Public Sector Alliance.
Urban Economist and Director, Local Public Sector Alliance
Astrid is an independent urban economist supporting cities on urbanization strategy, particularly in the area unleashing new opportunities for sub-national financing. Astrid has worked extensively with city governments across Africa and Asia in her diverse roles, including as Policy Director at the International Growth Centre. In 2016, she was nominated by the University of Cape Town as one of Africa’s Young Leaders and in 2020 she received Johns Hopkins University’s Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, for her work on urbanization.
Professor of Public Finance and Planning and Director, Local Public Sector Alliance
Paul Smoke is a Professor of Public Finance and Planning and Director of International Programs at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. Paul is a member of the Board of Directors of the Local Public Sector Alliance.
Rose Camille Vincent
Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Public Economics of ETH Zürich and Director, Local Public Sector Alliance
Dr. Rose Camille Vincent is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Public Economics of ETH Zürich. She is a member of Decentralization.Net’s Editorial Board.
Lead Public Sector Specialist, World Bank
Dr. Serdar Yilmaz is the Global Lead for Subnational Governance and Decentralization at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Dr. Yilmaz is Chairman of the Local Public Sector Alliance Board of Advisors.
Please note that board members are associated with the Local Public Sector Alliance in their personal or professional capacity, rather than as representatives of their respective institutions.