Nishendra Moodley currently works with the South African National Treasury’s City Support Programme. He cut his teeth in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a civic, environmental and political activist, and has a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Moodley joined the City of Cape Town in 1998 to manage local government transformation projects and subsequently joined, and later led, Palmer Development Group (PDG). He has worked on local government policy development, monitoring and evaluation processes for national government, and institutional transformation projects for municipalities. He retains a strong interest in intergovernmental relations, decentralisation and systems of accountability to citizens.
Moodley is co-author of the book Building a Capable State (2018).