Mrs. Oshuwa Gbadebo-Smith holds a Master’s in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University, and is a highly qualified consultant with specialist expertise in the areas of corporate and public sector governance reform. She offers expert consultancy services in the areas of policy and strategy formulation, public sector reform, expenditure management, governance and economic development, anti-corruption measures and change management.
Oshuwa’s work experience as a policy adviser and in strategy management includes supporting and advising states and local governments on development policies which are linked to outcomes, and output targets that are specific, measurable, achievable, reliable, time-bound ensuring social inclusion (SMARTSI); the output targets are linked to strategies and costed plans. Oshuwa previously developed and reviewed indicators for policy benchmarking and service delivery processes for the DFID funded State and Local Government Programme (SLGP) and now State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability Programme (SPARC). She recently concluded a series of Policy and Strategy baseline studies for SPARC in four states in Nigeria; facilitated Policy and Strategy (P&S) self-assessment using the SEAT (Public Expenditure Financial Assessment) tool in three states and also developed P&S change matrix, change programme, change plans and designed performance indicators for two states in Nigeria for the DFID funded SPARC programme. She supported Lagos State in the development of Lagos State Vision 20: 2020. Oshuwa is currently leading the Policy and Strategy teams providing support to Lagos State for the development of their respective State Development Plan in the medium term and its Medium Term Sectorial Strategies while she is the national consultant supporting the establishment of the Economic Intelligence Unit, Ministry of Economic Planning of Lagos State.