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Policy Advising


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.

Review of VAT and Overall Tax System

People Involved: Graham Glenday, H. Rubino Sugana
Location: Guyana
Topics: Taxation

Faculty provided tax policy assistance, including a detailed review of the new VAT as well as the overall tax system under the Guyana Threshold Country Plan/Implementation Project administered by USAID for the Millennium Challenge Corporation. The project was conducted from 2008 to 2009.