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Cathal Long

Research Fellow

Development and Public Finance

Portrait of Cathal Long

Cathal leads our work on digitalisation. His other main area of interest is local government financing. Over the last several years he has provided technical assistance and undertaken research on public finance reforms in countries including Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Somaliland.

Prior to joining ODI he 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. Digital Public Infrastructure, Platforms and Public Finance

  2. Coinfusion: digital money is creating opportunities and dilemmas for policy-makers

  3. Intergovernmental fiscal transfers, equity and service delivery: lessons from Uganda

    Working papers

  4. Is public financial management digitally mature?

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

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

  7. PEFA, public financial management and good governance

    Book/book chapter

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

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. Understanding President Rouhani’s budget transparency initiative

  10. Conflict and violence: our approach and priorities


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

    Research reports

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

  16. Public financial management introductory guides


  17. Organising a strategic phase in the budget process


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

    Research reports

  19. Sustaining public sector capability in developing countries


  20. Strengthening domestic resource mobilisation in Australian partner countries

    Research reports