Vivek is the Director of International Advocacy and Open Budget Initiative at International Budget Partnership (IBP). In this capacity, he oversees the IBP’s efforts to expand the adoption of transparent and accountable budget systems around the world. Additionally, he directs the IBP’s ongoing research initiatives that assess budget transparency in government. Vivek previously worked with the MKSS – an organization that pioneered the Right to Information movement in India. He also worked with a Mumbai-based nongovernmental organization called SPARC, which is part of the Shack/Slum Dwellers International. Vivek is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds an MA from the London School of Economics. He has been with IBP since 2005.