July 12 – August 6, 2021


Tax analysis and revenue forecasting have become increasingly important functions as governments undertake reforms of their tax systems to enhance revenues, improve the equity and efficiency of taxes, and promote economic growth. The four-week Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting workshop covers the economic foundations of tax policy, revenue forecasting and statistical techniques to give participants the capacity to implement successful tax reforms. The course covers a wide variety of taxes such as value-added tax, personal and corporate income tax, excises, property tax, trade taxes and taxes on natural resources. The application of macroeconomic models, micro-simulation models and typical taxpayer models are also covered.

About the Program

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Application Deadline: May 27, 2021

Tuition Due: June 13, 2021

Arrive on Campus:  June 26, 2021

Program: June 27 – July 23, 2021

Application Deadline: TBD

Tuition Due: TBD

Program: TBD


All classes will be held at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy on Duke’s beautiful west campus, located in the vibrant city of Durham, North Carolina. 

All classes will be held virtually using the Zoom video conference platform. Concerns regarding course connectivity should be directed to the DCID ExEd Team at dcidexed@duke.edu.


Email the ExEd Team at dcidexed@duke.edu


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About the Faculty

Dr. Gangadhar P. Shukla is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at DCID and Director of the Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting (TARF).Previously, he was a lecturer and a Development Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and an Associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID).While at Harvard, Shukla taught courses at the Kennedy School and in the Economic Department, directed the Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting, and provided technical assistance to over a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Transitional Economies on tax policy and project evaluation.  He previously served the government of India for twenty years in a variety of local, state and central government executive positions – with considerable practical experience in local government finance, urban development, public sector management, financial management, budgeting, and revenue and expenditure analysis.Shukla has a Ph.D. in Political Economics and Government from Harvard University.

Shukla served in the government of India for 20 years and has provided technical assistance to over a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America on tax policy and project evaluation. Shukla is joined by other senior Duke faculty members representing various disciplines and perspectives. Senior practitioners dealing with issues of tax analysis and revenue forecasting in governments, international agencies and other prominent universities in the United States are also involved in the course.

“The program has something for everybody, from tax administrators to policy makers to academics. My experience at Duke opened my eyes about my own country… My view of the world will never be the same.”

Patrick Kambewa, TARF participant

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COVID-19 Information

At this time, DCID’s Executive Education plans to hold our PARM, TARF, and M&EDP 2021 programs online. Our team is constantly monitoring the dynamic situation and will provide updates in accordance with the latest information and guidance from Duke University officials and local authorities. Please monitor this webpage for these important updates. You may also review our FAQs, or send our team an email with any questions. 

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