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Research Publications

2017-2018

Gavin Yamey and Indermit Gill co-authored an article in The Lancet that offers suggestions for providing needed financing for efforts to prevent global pandemics: “Financing of international collective action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness.” The Lancet Global Health, Volume 5, Number 8. 

MIDP alumni Siddharth Dixit, Kenan Karakulah and Garri Kasparov contributed to the 2017 Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) report, released by the World Bank in September. 

G.P. Shukla co-authored a World Bank report titled, "Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization: Moving from Theory to Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." The report outlines how the Bank can play a lead role in helping countries reform their tax policy and administration to obtain the resources necessary for sustainable development. 

Francis Lethem and Hyunsoo Kim wrote about the potential unintended consequences of philanthropy. Kim's research focuses on the negative impacts of solar panel supply in Haiti, TOMS shoes, and drug donations to developing countries, while Lethem draws parallels between Kim's findings and DCID's experience in international development. “The Ethical Issue of Contemporary Philanthropy: Unintended Negative Consequences of Philanthropy.” Management Review, Volume 12, Number 1.

Silvia Fontana (MIDP '14) was published in Springer's Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Her contribution aims to explain the complexity of theories and practices on sustainable human development, with a focus on the SDG16 ("peace, justice, and strong institutions").

Subhrendu Pattanayak and Andy Haines (LSHTM) argue that when it comes to planetary health, even innovative proposals may be set up to fail because insufficient attention has been given to implementation on the ground in “Implementation of policies to protect planetary health.” The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 1, Number 7. 

Roy Kelly co-authored a chapter in The Sri Lankan Economy: Charting a New Course (2017). Kelly's chapter, entitled “Financing Sustainable Urbanization in Sri Lanka” was co-authored by Asoka S. Gunawardena, Chairman of the Sri Lankan think tank the Marga Institute. 

Sarah Bermeo explores the shifting motivations of donor countries and determinants of aid allocation in "Aid Allocation and Targeted Development in an Increasingly Connected World.” International Organization, Fall 2017.

Natalia Mirovitskaya and Robert Healy (Professor Emeritus at the Nicholas School of Environment and one of the co-founders of what is now DCID) launched a new research project called “Development for the New Arctic: Visions, Strategies, Challenges at the Subnational and Local Level.”

Sarah Bermeo published a book, Targeted Development, exploring the shifts in development strategies of wealthy countries through the lens of foreign aid, trade agreements, and climate finance.

Gavin Yamey, who leads the DCID/DGHI collaborative Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, co-authored a chapter in the 3rd edition of Disease Control Priorities. His chapter appears in the culminating Volume Nine of the series and focuses on intersectoral policy priorities for health. 
 
Anil Kumar (MIDP '15) published an article inspired by his studies under Dr. Natalia Mirovitskaya: "Achieving Gender Equality in Haryana: Sensitising Men to Enable Women." International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies Volume 2, Number 3. 

Muyatwa Sitali (MIDP '14) co-authored a World Bank working paper on water supply in the transition from emergency to development. The paper explores this question: "donors supporting countries affected by fragility conflict and violence face a difficult trade-off. Should they deliver urgently needed water supply infrastructure through non-state actors or build the country institutions that deliver water supply?"

Ravtosh Bal published an article in Minerva. "The Rise of Computing Research in East Africa: The Relationship Between Funding, Capacity and Research Community in a Nascent Field" looks at research communities of computer scientists in Kenya and Uganda in the context of neoliberal privatization, commercialization, and transnational capital flows from donors and corporations.

Peter Barnes  co-authored a chapter in the United Nations handbook Selected Issues in Protecting the Tax Base of Developing Countries. His chapter, “Limiting Interest Deductions,” summarizes the issues that developing countries face when addressing the deductibility of interest payments determining whether a taxpayer has excessive debt.

Robyn Meeks, along with colleagues from Amherst College and University of Michigan, published a paper in Environmental and Resource Economics. "Waste Not: Can Household Biogas Deliver Sustainable Development?" examines whether biogas, a fuel produced by converting human and animal waste into combustible gas, promoted sustainable development by reducing biomass fuel collection, shifting household time budgets or reducing loss of forest cover. 

Gavin Yamey and Amie Batson (PATH), Peter Kilmarx (Fogarty), and Marcel Yotebieng (Ohio State) published an editorial in BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal): "Funding Innovation in Neglected Diseases" captures some of the most promising innovative ideas on mobilizing funds for global health research and development. 

 

2016

Dr. Roy Kelly

  • "Stocktaking of Fiscal Decentralization Policy in Nepal," Journal of Fiscal Federalism

Dr. Francis Lethem

Dr. G.P. Shukla

  • "Corporate Income Tax and Personal Income Tax as applied to Businesses in Kazakhstan," analysis prepared for the Government of Kazakhstan and the World Bank
  • "A Critique of the Proposed Armenia Tax Code 2015: Transparency, Equity, and Potential for Revenue Generation," analysis prepared for the Government of Armenia and the World Bank

 

2015

Dr. Graham Glenday

  • "Strengthening Project Selection for Capital Budgeting,” Korean Development Institute
  • "Strengthening Public Investment Management: Strengthening the Roles of the Public Sector Investment Program, Development Committee and Project Implementation,” Ministry of Finance, Trade and Industry, Government of Seychelles (co-author)

Anthony Elson

  • "What Have We Learned from the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 and its Aftermath?" World Economics

Dr. Natalia Mirovitskaya and Dr. William Ascher

 

2014

Dr. Fernando Fernholz

Dr. Graham Glenday

Dr. Graham Glenday and Dr. G.P. Shukla

  • "Public Investment Management (PIM): Processes, Issues and Indicators," World Bank
  • "Proposals to strengthen the PIM component of the PEFA framework and indicators: Preliminary discussion draft," World Bank

Dr. Roy Kelly

  • “Implementing Sustainable Property Tax Reform in Developing Countries”, Chapter 10 in Taxation and Development: The Weakest Link?
  • "Intergovernmental Fiscal Architecture (IFA): Recommendations to Facilitate Implementation of the Revised National Decentralization Policy,” Ministry of Local Government and Housing and Ministry of Finance, Zambia
  • Final Report: Local Government Finance and Governance Reform, submitted to Government of Indonesia

Dr. Roy Kelly and Rubino Sugana

  • "Final Report: Local Government Finance and Governance Reform," Government of Indonesia Ministry of Finance and Asian Development Bank (co-authors)

Dr. Natalia Mirovitskaya and Dr. William Ascher

Dr. Phyllis Pomerantz

  • "Book review of Betrayed: Politics, Power and Prosperty by Seth Kaplan," Governance.
  • "Global Programs, Aid Effectiveness, and Poverty Reduction," Problems, Promises, and Paradoxes of Aid: Africa’s Experience

Dr. G.P. Shukla

Anthony Elson

 

​2013

Dr. Graham Glenday

Dr. Richard Hemming

Dr. Roy Kelly 

Dr. Natalia Mirovitskaya and Dr. William Ascher

 

2012

Dr. Sandeep Bhattacharya

  • “Study on counter-cyclical policies: Role of public investment to stimulate demand” and “Guidelines for use of public investment in counter-cyclical fiscal policy” prepared for Public Sector Group, Latin-America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank (co-author)

Dr. Fernando Fernholz

  • “Study on counter-cyclical policies: Role of public investment to stimulate demand” and “Guidelines for use of public investment in counter-cyclical fiscal policy” prepared for Public Sector Group, Latin-America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank (co-author)

Dr. Graham Glenday

  • ​“Study on counter-cyclical policies: Role of public investment to stimulate demand” and “Guidelines for use of public investment in counter-cyclical fiscal policy” prepared for Public Sector Group, Latin-America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank (co-author)
  • “Tax Transparency in Kyrgyz Republic: A Study of Tax Transparency in Kyrgyzstan: Tax Policy, Tax Administration and Tax Compliance Issues”, report prepared for Investment Climate Advisory Service, The World Bank Group (co-author)
  • ​“Tax Transparency in Kazakhstan: A Study of Tax Transparency in Kazakhstan: Tax Policy, Tax Administration and Tax Compliance Issues”, report prepared for Investment Climate Advisory Service, The World Bank Group (co-author)
  • ​“Tax Transparency in Tajikistan: A Study of Tax Transparency in Tajikistan: Tax Policy, Tax Administration and Tax Compliance Issues”, report prepared for Investment Climate Advisory Service, The World Bank Group (co-author)

Dr. Richard Hemming

  • “Public Debt Sustainability and Hidden Liabilities in the Peoples’ Republic of China”, in Public Debt Sustainability in Developing Asia
  • ​“Some Fiscal Priorities for Development” in Sustaining Development and Growth in East Asia (co-author)
  • “Study on counter-cyclical policies: Role of public investment to stimulate demand” and “Guidelines for use of public investment in counter-cyclical fiscal policy” prepared for Public Sector Group, Latin-America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank (co-author)

Dr. Natalia Mirovitskaya and Dr. William Ascher

Dr. G.P. Shukla​

  • “Tax Transparency in Kyrgyz Republic: A Study of Tax Transparency in Kyrgyzstan: Tax Policy, Tax Administration and Tax Compliance Issues”, report prepared for Investment Climate Advisory Service, The World Bank Group (co-author)
  • ​“Tax Transparency in Kazakhstan: A Study of Tax Transparency in Kazakhstan: Tax Policy, Tax Administration and Tax Compliance Issues”, report prepared for Investment Climate Advisory Service, The World Bank Group (co-author)
  • ​“Tax Transparency in Tajikistan: A Study of Tax Transparency in Tajikistan: Tax Policy, Tax Administration and Tax Compliance Issues”, report prepared for Investment Climate Advisory Service, The World Bank Group (co-author)