LPSA’s Thematic Working Group on Subnational Finance – Open Meeting – March 2024

March 6, 2023 (9:00 EST/ 14:00 GMT/ 15:00 CET)

LPSA’s Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Subnational Finance  aims to  bring together government officials, policy practitioners, scholars, civil society organizations, and citizens who share an interest and expertise on fiscal decentralization, multilevel government finance, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and subnational financial management.

The next public meeting of the TWG on Subnational Finance will be held on March 6, 2024, (9:00 EST/ 14:00 GMT/ 15:00 CET). Registration is required for this meeting-register here!

We need your help to make this meeting a success: If you have any updates about fiscal decentralization or subnational financial management in your country; updates about new research; or information about multilevel government finance and intergovernmental fiscal relations that you would like mentioned during the open meeting, please email the Working Group co-chairs at finance@decentralization.net. so that a brief announcement can be made at the beginning of the meeting.

Reminder: You can join any LPSA Expert Working Group free of cost and receive reminders and updates by opting-in to one or more working group as part of your LPSA Membership registration.

No.Agenda ItemContributor
1.Welcome & IntroductionDr Titilola Akindeinde

Executive Director, Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI) & Co-Chair LPSA Thematic Working Group on Subnational Finance
2.Designing “Good Enough” approaches to property tax reformDr Wilson Prichard

Chair, Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI) & Associate Professor Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
3.Presentation 1: Valuation Reform in FreetownEvan Trowbridge

Technical Lead, Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI)
4.Presentation 2: ‘Titling-Led’ vs ‘Property-tax led’ approach to property registrationDr Colette Nyirakamana

Research Lead, Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI) & Senior Research Associate, University of Toronto
5.DiscussionRosetta Wilson

Program Lead, FCDO-funded Reform of the Property Tax System in Freetown and Kenema, Sierra Leone & Former Revenue Lead, Mayor’s Delivery Unit, Freetown City Council

Robert Raikes Mugangaizi

Revenue Enhancement Program Coordinator, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)
6.Q&ADr Titilola Akindeinde
7.Closing RemarksDr Titilola Akindeinde