The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has been wreaking havoc throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) since the first quarter of the year has had a major impact not just on people’s health but also on public finances in every country, both at national and at subnational level. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the region’s real gross domestic … [Read more...] about Four Reform Opportunities to Strengthen Subnational Finances in the Post-pandemic Era
Professor of Planning and Public Finance, and Director of International Programs at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. His research and public policy interests include: the political economy of reforms in the public sector, especially in the issues of decentralization, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and provision of public services, as well and planning in urban and regional development in developing countries. He is an academic affiliated with the Center on International Development of the Urban Institute (Washington, DC) and Senior Research Associate from the Overseas Development Institute (London). He previously taught International Development /Urban Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published his research in numerous Journals, and has contributed to or authored and edited several books on decentralization and local governance. He has worked in various countries, especially in Africa and Asia, and with a large number of non-governmental organizations and international development agencies.