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Policy Advising


School Nutrition Analysis

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

Faculty provided assistance on financial and administrative policies related to school nutrition programs for the UN World Food Program in Honduras in 2004.

Design of VAT at subnational level

People Involved: Gangadhar P. Shukla
Location: India
Topics: Taxation

Faculty assisted the State Government of Tamil Nadu in India on designing a VAT at the sub-national level in 2003 and 2004. A strategy was developed for a smooth transition from sales tax to VAT.

Establishment of Tax Policy Unit

People Involved: Gangadhar P. Shukla, Graham Glenday
Location: Ghana
Topics: Taxation

Under a USAID project, faculty evaluated tax policies to identify revenue-enhancement measures and supported the establishment of a tax policy unit within Ghana's Ministry of Finance from 2002 to 2003. In 2009, faculty also provided follow-up support on tax analysis and revenue forecasting, with specific focus on gold mining.

Tax System Review

People Involved: Gangadhar P. Shukla
Location: Haiti
Topics: Taxation

Faculty evaluated economic and fiscal policies with a special focus on the existing tax system and tax administration for the Government of Haiti and the Inter-American Development Corporation in 2003.