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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.

Department of Finance

People Involved: Fernando R. Fernholz, Graham Glenday
Location: United Arab Emirates
Topics: Project appraisal, Budgeting

While providing training in project appraisal methods to Department of Finance officials in Abu Dhabi, faculty also advised on the integration of project appraisal into the budgeting systems in 2012 and 2013.

Ghana: Review of Intergovernmental Fiscal Decentralization Framework

People Involved: Roy Kelly
Topics: Taxation, Fiscal Decentralization, Budgeting

Beginning in 2012, faculty supported the Fiscal Decentralization Unit (Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning) in Ghana to review the Intergovernmental Fiscal Decentralization Framework, intergovernmental transfers, local revenue generation and local public financial management policies, systems and procedures.

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.

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