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Roy Kelly shares framework for property tax reform at World Bank Learning Event

The professor of the practice presented on property tax reform during Land and Property Valuation Learning Week.

Roy Kelly, Ph.D., professor of the practice of public policy in the Duke Center for International Development and Sanford School of Public Policy, shared his knowledge at the World Bank’s 2023 Land and Property Valuation Learning Week, held May 22-26 in Seoul, South Korea.

On the conference’s opening day, Kelly delivered a presentation laying out a framework for successful property tax reform, sharing his international policy and administration reform experience and outlining possible options for a way forward.

Organized by the World Bank’s Urban, Resilience and Land Global Practice and co-hosted by the Korea Real Estate Board, the conference focused on strategies and best practices for real estate information systems and valuation.

More than 60 government officials from 18 countries attended the event. Among those participating in Learning Week were several Duke Center for International Development (DCID) executive education alumni:

  • Chamnan Sieng TARF ‘16 (Cambodia)
  • Maricar Marasigam Pimentel TARF ‘16 (Philippines)
  • Evelyn del Rosario Facun PFD ‘16 (Philippines)
  • Nino Raymond Alvina PFD ‘15 (Philippines)

Sieng and Pimentel completed the Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting program in 2016. Over the course of four weeks, they learned the economic foundations of tax policy, revenue forecasting and statistical techniques needed to implement successful tax reforms.

Alvina and del Rosario Facun attended the Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Financial Management (PFD) program in 2015 and 2016, respectively. This three-week program prepares professionals to better design and implement fiscal decentralization policy reforms to encourage equitable, efficient and accountable economic and social development.