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Roy Kelly CV

Professor of the Practice Emeritus in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
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Overview


Roy Kelly is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University and the Director of the Program on Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Financial Management. Prior to coming to Duke, he spent 19 years with the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), and the Harvard International Tax Program, focusing on local government finance, tax analysis and project evaluation.

Kelly has 40 years of experience in teaching and in designing and implementing reforms on fiscal decentralization, local government finance, revenue mobilization and property taxation in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.  He served as a resident advisor to the governments of Indonesia, Kenya, Cambodia and Tanzania and as a short-term advisor in over 30 different countries. Kelly received his MCRP and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Harvard University.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor of the Practice Emeritus in the Sanford School of Public Policy · 2023 - Present Sanford School of Public Policy
Affiliate of the Duke Center for International Development · 2023 - Present Duke Center for International Development, Sanford School of Public Policy

Education, Training & Certifications


Harvard University · 1985 Ph.D.
Harvard University · 1981 M.A.
West Virginia University · 1976 B.A.