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Policy Advising


Land Access and Housing

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

Faculty supervised student interns working on municipal level land access and housing in Honduras with Habitat for Humanity and local officials in 2009.

Oil Taxation Analysis

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

With World Bank assistance, faculty worked with the Government of Nigeria in 2009 to analyze the weaknesses in the taxation of oil, from licensing for extraction to capital spending of revenues.

Property Tax Reform

People Involved: Roy Kelly, H. Rubino Sugana
Location: Indonesia
Topics: Taxation

Faculty supported Indonesia's Ministry of Finance in its central-level tax administration reform and in the devolution of the property tax to district level governments in 2009. Work was funded through the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, respectively.

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.