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Policy Advising


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.

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.