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Policy Advising


Tax System Review

People Involved: Graham Glenday, Sandeep Bhattacharya, Roy Kelly
Location: Guyana
Topics: Taxation

Faculty conducted a review of the overall tax system in Guyana in 2013 to provide a recommended Reform Action Plan for the Office of the President.

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.

New Tax System for Rwanda's Special Economic Zone

People Involved: Sandeep Bhattacharya
Location: Rwanda
Topics: Taxation

Faculty conducted a study on designing a new tax system for Rwanda’s Special Economic Zone and its implications on behalf of the IFC/World Bank’s “Investment Climate Advisory Services" in 2011.

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.