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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.

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. Think Change episode 9: is crypto the key to global financial inclusion?

  2. Will the digital revolution unleash the potential of property taxation?

  3. Digital Public Infrastructure, Platforms and Public Finance

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

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

    Working papers

  6. Is public financial management digitally mature?

  7. Public finance and development: top things to read in February 2021

  8. Public finance and development: top things to read in January 2021

  9. PEFA, public financial management and good governance

    Book/book chapter

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

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Understanding President Rouhani’s budget transparency initiative

  12. Conflict and violence: our approach and priorities


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

    Research reports

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

  18. Public financial management introductory guides


  19. Organising a strategic phase in the budget process


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

    Research reports