Graham Glenday is professor of the practice of public policy at the Duke Center for International Development at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He came to Duke in July 2001 from Harvard University, where he was director of the Public Finance Group in the Kennedy School of Government and earlier in the Harvard Institute for International Development. He has over 25 years of international professional experience in public finance, acting as an advisor in tax policy reform, public investment management and other fiscal matters to over 30 countries.
When you think of development, what’s the first image that comes to mind? It probably doesn’t include officials around a conference table, hammering out details of a new tax plan. Certainly not the most thrilling aspect of international development, but tax reform is critical and its importance is only increasing, as explained in this guest column from Graham Glenday of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.