Poland- 1990 –1993. Local Democracy Building, Poland. British Government ‘Know How Fund’ project to provide training for new Polish local government officers and councillors. This was the first initiative of its kind to be provided by the UK for Poland. Value - £245,000.
Poland – 1993. Local Government Financial Management,British Government Overseas Development Agency funded. Delivered in conjunction with Coopers and Lybrand. £120,000
Cuba - 1995–97. Budgeting and Taxation Reform in Cuba. European Commission funded.
In this project I acted as Co-Director with Cuba’s then Minister of Finance, Dr José Luis
Rodríguez. This was also the first major co-operation between Cuba and the European Union. 1,150,000 ECU.
Honduras- 1998–2001 Autonomous National University of Honduras (UNAH). Assistance
with the development of a course in public administration for local administrators. British
Council sponsorship was for a three year exchange programme between UNAH and De
Cuba– 1999- 2001 continuation of Budgeting and Taxation Reform in Cuba.Co-Director with the Minister of Finance, Dr Manuel Millares. 940,000 ECU.
Libya - 2003-2007. Three visits to Libya funded by the Libyan Government and the British
Council to explore: a) academic co-operation between De Montfort University and a number
of Libyan universities, b) providing consultancy and training to Libyan officials in Public
Administration, WTO strategy and International Accounting Standards c) prepare a research
paper on Libyan local government and administration d) consultations to establish European
contacts to develop a Libyan source of exportable solar energy.
Venezuela– 2006. Research project on the Barrio Adentro programme (delivered by Cuba to
improve healthcare in Venezuela). This project was facilitated and supported by the Cuban
Government and opened many doors in Venezuela, giving the potential for developing future research and consultancy.