July 18 – August 5, 2022


Domestic revenue mobilization has gained renewed importance in the wake of economies recovering from the aftermath of global pandemic, as countries need to garner their own revenues, and more importantly estimate the revenue appropriately so that development plans can be chalked out efficiently. In this program, you will develop the knowledge and tools required to analyze key tax policy issues and estimate tax revenues, through a combination of lectures, case studies, presentations, and hands-on exercises. In this online three-week intensive course, we will impart you economic foundations of tax policy and revenue estimation models, with latest updates in the field of taxation and public finance.  

About the Program

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Application Deadline: TBD

Discounted Tuition 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 Policy and Revenue Estimation (TPRE). 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.


Professor Shukla directs the program and is joined by the other senior Duke faculty from the Public Finance Group. The faculty has extensive knowledge and practical experience in all areas of taxation, having collectively lived or worked in over 30 countries during the last 20 years. They have been involved in projects, reforms, trainings, and research in fiscal policy, taxation, and public finance in various countries across the globe and have advised various central and local governments on tax related issues. The focus is on developing countries and transition economies.  

“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, participant 2014 TARF

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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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