Warren Krafchik is the Director of the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and has been involved with the IBP for over ten years, assisting civil society organizations in Africa, Latin America, and Asia to monitor government budgets.
Before joining IBP, Krafchik worked at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA), where he founded the Budget Information Service (BIS) in 1995. The BIS was one of the first institutions to pioneer independent monitoring of government budgeting, with a particular emphasis on how these budgets affect disadvantaged groups. Civil society and governments around the world have adopted these methods.
Krafchik started his working life as a lecturer in macro-economics at the University of Cape Town where he received MA, awarded with distinction. He is the author of numerous publications on the role of the civil society, legislatures, and Supreme Audit Institutions in budget accountability.