Bala Menon is the Program Leader for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti. He’s presently based in Cairo, Egypt. Bala’s main professional focus is decentralization, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and municipal governance and finance. He has also worked extensively on fragility and conflict, urban development, and infrastructure planning and finance across a large span of countries. In his personal life, Pranav (his son), politics, decentralization and elephants (!) consume a lot of his thinking time. Bala has a Masters from McGill University, Montreal and a Doctorate from Harvard University, Cambridge.