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Policy Advising


Design of VAT at subnational level

People Involved: Gangadhar P. Shukla
Location: India
Topics: Taxation

Faculty assisted the State Government of Tamil Nadu in India on designing a VAT at the sub-national level in 2003 and 2004. A strategy was developed for a smooth transition from sales tax to VAT.

International Airport Concession Contracts Study

People Involved: Fernando R. Fernholz
Location: Bolivia
Topics: Project appraisal

Faculty analyzed the financial, economic and administrative aspects of the International Airport Concession Contracts for the Bolivian Government Regulatory Authority for Transport from 2003 to 2006. They also provided advisory services in financial and administrative analysis of school nutrition sponsored by the UN World Food Program.

School Nutrition Analysis

People Involved: Fernando R. Fernholz, Rosemary M. Fernholz
Location: Ecuador
Topics: Project appraisal

With UN World Food Program funding, faculty provided assistance in financial and administrative analysis on school nutrition in Ecuador in 2006.

Fiscal Decentralization Policy and Local Government Financial Reform

People Involved: Roy Kelly, Graham Glenday
Location: Kenya
Topics: Fiscal Decentralization

Faculty provided resident advisors and short term support to the Kenya Local Government Reform Program (KLGRP) from 2001 to 2006. The work, funded through a multi-year contract with the UK Department of International Development (DFID), focused on central-local fiscal transfers, performance based grants, property taxes and business licenses, revenue mobilization, local government financial management and participatory planning.