The Role of Local Governments in COVID-19 Response: Case Studies from Brazil, Basque Country (Spain), Nepal, Indonesia
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 8:30AM – 10:30PM PT
The University of Nevada, Reno, and the Subnational Governance/Decentralization Global Solutions Groups of the World Bank have joined forces to host an online conference, “The Role of Local Governments in COVID-19 Response: Case Studies from Brazil, Basque Country (Spain), Nepal, Indonesia,” from 8:30AM – 10:30PM (PT) on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
The session will lay out a set of “fiscal decentralization” principles that apply to pandemics and draw lessons from experiences of developed and developing countries for improving pandemic response capacity. This session will share theoretical arguments for the assignment of certain pandemic response activities to local governments and examples from countries on the role local governments.
Mehmet S. Tosun
Professor of Economics, Barbara Smith Campbell Distinguished Professor of Nevada Tax Policy, Director of International Programs, University of Nevada, Reno
Irem Sevindik - Indonesia
Ph.D. student, University of Nevada, Reno
Lead Public Sector Specialist, Governance GP, The World Bank
Trilochan Pokharel - Nepal
Nepal Administrative Staff College
Ricardo Lopes Cardoso - Brazil
Senior Lecturer, the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Fundação Getulio Vargas
Mikel Erkoreka - Basque Country
Ituna Center for Basque Economic Agreement and Fiscal Federalism Studies
Practice Manager, Governanace GP, The World Bank