Dr. Jamie Boex is the Executive Director of the Local Public Sector Alliance. He is also a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s Center for International Development (DCID), a Fellow of the (U.S) National Academy of Public Administration and an economist with extensive experience in fiscal decentralization, multilevel governance and public sector finance reforms in developing and transition countries around the world. As a scholar-practitioner, Jamie has worked with numerous global development organizations, including the World Bank, UNDP, FCDO and USAID.
Over the past 25 year, Jamie has actively contributed to policy reforms in over twenty-five developing and transition countries around the world, including in Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Republic of Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland (Eswatini), Tanzania, Timor-Leste, and Uganda.
Dr. Boex has authored and contributed to numerous books, book chapters, articles, and reports on intergovernmental finance (fiscal decentralization), public expenditure management, and poverty reduction. His core expertise lies in the design and analysis of intergovernmental fiscal transfer systems. In recent years, his efforts have focused on the intersection of multilevel governance, intergovernmental finance, and the localization of sustainable development. In addition to his academic research and expertise in the management and provision of technical assistance, Dr. Boex has considerable experience in the development and delivery of academic courses and professional training programs in the areas of fiscal decentralization, public finance and public sector governance.
Dr. Boex holds a doctorate in economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at Georgia State University (1999), with specializations in public finance and urban economics. He is a member of the American Economic Association (AEA), the National Tax Association (NTA), the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM).