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Policy Advising


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.

Government Revenue Projection

People Involved: H. Rubino Sugana
Location: Bhutan
Topics: Taxation

Faculty provided technical assistance and on-the-job training for Bhutan's Department of Revenue and Customs to produce medium-term (2008 – 2010) projections of all government revenues.

School Nutrition Analysis

People Involved: Fernando R. Fernholz, Rosemary M. Fernholz
Location: Ecuador
Topics: Project appraisal

With UN World Food Program funding, faculty provided assistance in financial and administrative analysis on school nutrition in Ecuador in 2006.

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.