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Fiscal Policy Researcher

Statut : Annulé
Organisation : Forum of Federations
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Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Forum of Federations, an international network, seeks to strengthen democratic governance by promoting dialogue on and the understanding of the values, practices, principles and possibilities of federalism. This is achieved through a variety of activities (public education, workshops, technical assistance programs, conferences, seminars and publications) that take place around the world and center on three core functions:
1. To act as a "clearing house" for information and resources on the practice of federalism:
- Making existing work on the practice of federalism accessible to practitioners;
- Facilitating and supporting networking among practitioners of federalism, as well as among academics and others with an interest in federalism;
- Developing information resources on the practice of federalism.
2. To provide policy and program partnerships with governments in mature and emerging federations.
3. To encourage future practitioners of federalism - young professionals - to develop an interest and expertise in federalism, particularly in the area of conflict resolution and management.
Adresse : 700-325 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1N 7G2
FAX: (613) 244-3372
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Rhonda Dumas
Courriel : dumas@forumfed.org
Pays : Inde
Ville : New Delhi
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : The Researher/Inter will be expected to help the Institute by writing reports and running analysis for projects related to fiscal federalism. These include the following project areas:

1. Tax policy and administration, especially in reference to reform in the structure and administration of personal and corporate income tax, customs, excise, sales tax, and state-level and local-level taxes, as well as the impact of tax incentives on particular sectors.

2.Rural and urban economics and finance including reform of the finances of urban and rural local bodies and institutions.

3.Environmental and resource economics, examining the use of fiscal instruments for environmental management and improvement.

4.Financing social sector expenditure particularly, health and education.

In Canada
- Participate in the briefing and debriefing sessions in Ottawa.
- Give a presentation on the internship experience while abroad and share lessons learned.

Overseas
- Interns will provide research support to the faculty and other visiting scholars either in their background studies, primary research or project implementation. Specific activities will be defined by the Institute.
- Interns will visit other organizations or government agencies interested in improving federal governance.
- Interns will monitor current issues related to governance, federalism and multi-level governance in their host country and region.
- The intern will identify a topic in federalism and governance of importance in his or her host country. This will be done in consultation with the host supervisor and bearing in mind the cross-cutting themes and focus on HIV/AIDS.
- The intern will explore a topic of local and current importance in depth. The paper will also become a resource for the Institute and the Forum.
- The intern will be called on a regular basis by the Forum to provide support and advice in the development and implementation of projects in the host country. This will be done on an informal, ad hoc basis. The intern will be expected to remain up-to-date on the Forum's activities and plans in his or her host country.
Organisation d'accueil : National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) is a centre for applied research in public finance and public policy. Established in 1976 as an autonomous society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, the main aim of NIPFP is to contribute to policy-making in spheres relating to public economics.

The main objectives are:
1) to promote and conduct research in matters relating to tax policy and administration, public expenditure and control, public debt and its management, intergovernmental fiscal relations, economics and pricing of public and industrial enterprises and such other aspects of public finance as may relate to broader economic and fiscal policies;
2) to undertake and organise training courses, seminars, workshops and policy dialogue with a view to enhancing understanding of issues concerning public finance and policy;
3) to forge linkages with universities and research and training institutes, both within the country and outside, for undertaking collaborative research and exchange of scholars, information and publications; 4) and to disseminate information on public finance and policy by undertaking or providing for the publication of books, research reports, papers, and a journal on subjects covered by the work of NIPFP.