Ross Worthington, Ph.D.

Chief of Party

Dr. Ross Worthington is Chief of Party of the Ghana Performance Accountability Activity. He brings over 20 years’ experience in over 40 countries working in public sector reform, public policy, public finance, anti-corruption, institutional development, and decentralization. Prior to joining Democracy International, he was Chief of Party for the Libya PFM Project and led other USAID projects in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Liberia. He has worked with other donors throughout Africa, the Middle East, East and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific as well as being on the permanent staff of the World Bank for eight years working principally in Africa.

Dr. Worthington has worked as a senior executive in state and federal governments in Australia and also worked in the Prime Minister’s Office in the Japanese Civil Service and the Treasury in the British Civil Service. He has been responsible for policy advising, program management, and service delivery functions in education, social policy, science and technology policy, communications policy, policy research, and program evaluation. He has published on governance, judicial systems, public finance, evaluation, and education.

Dr. Worthington was educated in Australia and Japan and holds doctoral degrees from the Australian National University and Osaka University. He is an Associate and co-founder of the Asia Center (Bangkok) and an Associate of the Asia Center, Murdoch University Australia.

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