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Policy Advising

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Fiscal Decentralization Policy

People Involved: Roy Kelly
Location: Tanzania
Topics: Fiscal Decentralization, Budgeting

Under a two-year contract with the Government of Tanzania, faculty provided a resident finance advisor to the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs in 2009 to improve the intergovernmental fiscal transfer system, enhance local revenue mobilization and strengthen local financial management.

Local Government Revenue Mobilization

People Involved: Fernando R. Fernholz, H. Rubino Sugana
Location: Indonesia
Topics: Project appraisal

Faculty analyzed the legal, institutional, and organizational issues needed for increased local government revenue mobilization in East Sumba Regency in Indonesia in 2009 with funding support from World Vision Canada.

Tax Analysis, Revenue Forecasting

People Involved: Gangadhar P. Shukla
Location: Ghana
Topics: Taxation, Revenue forecasting

Faculty provided follow-up support on tax analysis and revenue forecasting in Ghana in 2009, with specific focus on gold mining throughout the value chain from licensing to capital expenditures.

Municipal Property Tax Reform

People Involved: H. Rubino Sugana
Location: Jordan
Topics: Taxation

With support from the UN Development Program, faculty worked with Jordan's Ministry of Finance in 2009 to develop a roll-out plan for property tax reform to all 99 municipalities.

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