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Policy Advising


Property Tax Reform

People Involved: Roy Kelly
Location: Egypt
Topics: Taxation, Fiscal Decentralization

With USAID funding, faculty worked with the Ministry of Finance in 2011 to evaluate policy and administrative options for improving property taxation and possible impacts on decentralization in Egypt.

Environmental Degradation and Pollution Reduction

People Involved: Gangadhar P. Shukla, Sandeep Bhattacharya
Location: Thailand
Topics: International Finance

Faculty examined and proposed fiscal policy measures for stemming environmental degradation and water, air, and noise pollution for the Government of Thailand in 2011.

Tax Policy Advising

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

Under a USAID-funded project, faculty provided tax policy advice and assistance to the Government of Jamaica from 2010 to 2011.

Fiscal Decentralization Policy

People Involved: Roy Kelly
Location: Nepal
Topics: Fiscal Decentralization

With UNCDF funding, faculty led a team of two Nepali researchers for a Fiscal Decentralization Stocktaking study with the Local Bodies Fiscal Commission in 2010 and 2011. This study identified the extent to which the Local Self Governance Act (1999) had been implemented to identify lessons and a way forward as input to the new federal-based constitution.