Dr. Jamie Boex heads the Local Public Sector Initiative.
Dr. Boex is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s Center for International Development (DCID) and an economist with extensive experience in fiscal decentralization, subnational governance and public sector finance reforms in developing and transition countries around the world. Working with organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, and numerous other bilateral development agencies, Dr. Boex has contributed to policy reforms in over twenty developing and transition countries around the world, including Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Republic of Georgia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, 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. In recent years, his efforts have focused on 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 sector finance and governance.
Dr. Boex has a PhD in economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at Georgia State University (1999). 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).