Florence N. KUTEESA is an economist with four decades of experience in public financial management (PFM) in domains of development planning, public sector budgeting, public investment, and gender and equity budgeting. Now an independent consultant in PFM and an acting Executive Director of non-government agency pursuing women economic empowerment. Prior served the International Monetary Fund (2007-2016) – providing PFM technical assistance to ministries of finance in low-income countries and Ugandan Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (1983-2004) and as a director Budget, championed public sector budget reforms, including gender and equity budgeting. A founder member of the Council for Economic Empowerment of Women in Africa- Uganda Chapter and Collaborative African Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) – a network of budget officials in Africa. Holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Development from University of Manchester, UK, and a Hubert Humphrey fellowship in strategic planning and public policy from University of Texas at Austin, USA.