Advisor, Governance Global Practice
Omowunmi Ladipo (Mimi) is an Advisor in the World Bank Group’s Governance Global Practice where she provides intellectual leadership and strategic policy advice to teams’ working to support improvements in governance arrangements in developing countries. Her special areas of focus are helping countries enhance domestic revenue mobilization and strengthen the effectiveness of their supreme audit institution. Since joining the World Bank Group in 1998, she has worked on public financial management, transparency and accountability issues in numerous countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, India, Jamaica, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Republic of Korea, Rwanda and Vietnam. She co-chaired the OECD-DAC Joint Venture on Public Financial Management, and co-authored Accountability in Public Expenditures in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mimi is also a previous Country Manager for Rwanda leading the World Bank’s overall relationship and policy dialogue with the government and overseeing the implementation of the program that supported Rwanda’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Mimi was a practicing Chartered Accountant, and partner, in a UK accountancy practice specializing in providing advisory services to clients in the SME sector. Mimi is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a BSc. in Economics and Accounting from Hull University in the United Kingdom.