Richard  Sutherland

Richard Sutherland

Senior Governance Specialist and Program Manager of the Financial Management Umbrella Program, World Bank

Richard is a Senior Governance Specialist in the Public Finance and Procurement Global Unit of the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. He is also a member of the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Secretariat. Richard joined the World Bank in 2013.

In his current role, Richard oversees the Financial Management Umbrella Program, a pivotal global initiative utilized by the World Bank to facilitate trust-funded reforms aimed at optimizing public financial management (PFM) in client countries. Serving as the global lead for Climate Change Governance, he leads initiatives to enhance expertise and collaboration in technical areas such as Climate-Responsive Budgeting, Climate-Smart Public Investment Management, and Green Public Procurement. He is the technical chair for the Bank’s Climate Change Governance Community of Practice and is actively contributing to analytical work to reimagine the role and impact of PFM.

Before joining the Bank, Richard served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He has a master’s degree in economics and is finalizing a Ph.D. in Public Administration.