Jason Lakin is the International Budget Partnership’s Head of Research. He joined the IBP in May 2009 as a Program Officer covering Ghana and East Africa. Jason set up a local IBP office in Nairobi in 2014 and served as the Country Manager for IBP Kenya from 2014-2017. Before joining the IBP, Jason completed his Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, and post-doctoral research in Global Health, at Harvard University. The focus of Lakin’s research was on the political economy of social policy reform in Mexico (particularly health financing and implementation).