Harika Masud joined the International Budget Partnership (IBP) in July 2007. As a Program Officer, she provides research and project management support to the Open Budget Initiative. She provides training and technical assistance to organizations on good practices related to public financial management, reports on project activities, and researches innovative civil society methods and tactics to promote sound public financial management practices. Prior to working with the IBP, Harika worked with the National Employment Law Project and the World Bank in the United States and the Lahore University of Management Sciences and Kashf Foundation in Pakistan. She obtained her Bsc (hon) in Economics and Social Sciences from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and she holds a MA in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Michigan.