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Who should attend
This program is open to individuals working professionally in finance, economics, law, government administration or other related fields. Past participants include:
- Central- and local-level elected politicians, policymakers and administrators
- Finance managers
- Public sector management specialists
About the course
Decentralization reform strategies are being implemented worldwide to improve service delivery, economic governance and citizen participation. This comprehensive three-week program is designed to better enable professionals to develop and implement decentralization policy reforms to improve local public financial management and stimulate efficient and accountable economic and social development.
- Fiscal federalism and public choice
- Allocating expenditure and revenue responsibilities
- Designing intergovernmental transfers
- Structuring local government borrowing
- Local revenue mobilization
- Political, administrative and fiscal decentralization trends
- Roles of central and sub-national governments
- Intergovernmental cooperation and administration options
- Effective decentralization strategies
- Managing the decentralization process
- Structuring recurrent and development transfers
- Designing effective performance-based grants
- Ensuring a coordinated intergovernmental transfer system
- Monitoring intergovernmental transfers
Local Revenue Systems
- Property taxation
- User charges and excise tax
- Business taxation, license fees, and permits
- Income and sales taxation
Fiscal Planning and Management
- Budgeting and financial management
- Debt management
- Resource administration
- Special problems of local revenue administration
Roy Kelly is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University and the Director of the Program on Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Financial Management. Previously, he spent 19 years with Harvard University at the Kennedy School of Government...
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