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Policy Advising


Fiscal Decentralization Support

People Involved: Roy Kelly
Location: Cambodia
Topics: Fiscal Decentralization

Under a two-year contract with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), faculty provided a resident fiscal decentralization advisor in 2007 to give policy support to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Royal Government of Cambodia.

Expenditure Analysis and Program Evaluation

People Involved: Gangadhar P. Shukla, Graham Glenday, Joseph Tham, Fernando Fernholz
Location: India
Topics: Taxation, Project appraisal

With USAID funding, faculty provided technical assistance on investment expenditure analysis and program evaluation to Ministries of Finance in the states of Karnataka, Jharkhand and Uttaranchal in India. Technical advice was also provided on aspects of tax policy and electricity regulation in Karnataka. The project was conducted from 2006 to 2007.

Fiscal Decentralization Policy and Local Government Financial Reform

People Involved: Roy Kelly, Graham Glenday
Location: Kenya
Topics: Fiscal Decentralization

Faculty provided resident advisors and short term support to the Kenya Local Government Reform Program (KLGRP) from 2001 to 2006. The work, funded through a multi-year contract with the UK Department of International Development (DFID), focused on central-local fiscal transfers, performance based grants, property taxes and business licenses, revenue mobilization, local government financial management and participatory planning.

International Airport Concession Contracts Study

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

Faculty analyzed the financial, economic and administrative aspects of the International Airport Concession Contracts for the Bolivian Government Regulatory Authority for Transport from 2003 to 2006. They also provided advisory services in financial and administrative analysis of school nutrition sponsored by the UN World Food Program.