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Cathal Long

Research Fellow

Development and Public Finance

Portrait of Cathal Long

Cathal specialises in public finance reforms in low income and fragile states. His research is particularly focused on domestic resource mobilisation and social sector spending. He also works on technical assistance programs in Uganda and South Sudan through the Budget Strengthening Initiative.

Cathal was an ODI Fellow in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development in Swaziland, and previously worked in public sector consultancy.

He holds a Master’s in Economics from University College Dublin and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

  1. Public finance and development: top things to read in February

  2. Public finance and development: top things to read in January

  3. PEFA, public financial management and good governance

    Research reports

  4. The taxation of foreign aid: don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t know

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. Understanding President Rouhani’s budget transparency initiative

  6. Conflict and violence: our approach and priorities


  7. Domestic resource mobilisation and the transition to sustainable development: synthesis of Asia case studies

    Research reports

  8. Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals: do good things come to those who tax more?

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. Leaving no one behind in the health sector: an SDG stocktake in Kenya and Nepal

    Research reports

  10. Leaving no one behind in the roads sector: an SDG stocktake in Kenya

    Research reports

  11. An integrated approach to leaving no one behind: overview and methodology

    Research reports

  12. Organising a strategic phase in the budget process


  13. Public financial management introductory guides


  14. Age of choice: Uganda in the new development finance landscape

    Research reports

  15. Sustaining public sector capability in developing countries


  16. Strengthening domestic resource mobilisation in Australian partner countries

    Research reports

  17. Do organisational and political models for development cooperation matter for development effectiveness?

    Working papers

  18. Local Government Authority (LGA) fiscal inequities and the challenges of 'disadvantaged' LGAs in Tanzania

    Research reports