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Policy Advising


Review of Intergovernmental Fiscal Decentralization Framework

People Involved: Roy Kelly
Location: Ghana
Topics: Taxation, Fiscal Decentralization, Budgeting

Beginning in 2012, faculty supported the Fiscal Decentralization Unit (Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning) in Ghana to review the Intergovernmental Fiscal Decentralization Framework, intergovernmental transfers, local revenue generation and local public financial management policies, systems and procedures.

Estimation of the Economic Opportunity Cost of Capital for Mexico

People Involved: Fernando Fernholz, Graham Glenday
Location: Mexico
Topics: Project appraisal

With the support of the World Bank, faculty developed the new estimation and recommended methods for use of the economic discount rate, which was adopted in February 2014 by the Ministry of Finance (Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico).

Tax System Review

People Involved: Graham Glenday, Sandeep Bhattacharya, Roy Kelly
Location: Guyana
Topics: Taxation

Faculty conducted a review of the overall tax system in Guyana in 2013 to provide a recommended Reform Action Plan for the Office of the President.

Department of Finance

People Involved: Fernando R. Fernholz, Graham Glenday
Location: United Arab Emirates
Topics: Project appraisal, Budgeting

While providing training in project appraisal methods to Department of Finance officials in Abu Dhabi, faculty also advised on the integration of project appraisal into the budgeting systems in 2012 and 2013.