Robert D. Ebel
Robert D. Ebel is a Senior Economist with Local Government Innovation and Development (LGID, Budapest) and an Adjunct Professor at Central European University. For the period 2006-2009 he served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Revenue Analysis and Chief Economist for the Washington, DC government. Prior to joining the Office of the Chief Financial Officer Lead Economist for the World Bank Institute’s (WBI) Capacity Building programs on Public Finance, Intergovernmental Relations and Local Financial Management. While at WBI he served as the World Bank’s technical representative to the Sudan Peace Consultations (2002-2005), and for, the African Union a technical resource person at the Inter-Sudanese Peace Consultations on Darfur (2006). At the World Bank he directed, managed, and wrote technical reports on intergovernmental fiscal relations for a wide range of countries, including Hungary, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine (West Bank-Gaza Strip), Nepal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen. Robert is also the recipient of several awards, including membership in the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA and, as a member of a team, the World Bank President’s Award for Excellence. He is the author of several scholarly and publications including most recently: with Abdu Muwonge, “Intergovernmental Finances in a Decentralized World” in Municipal Finance: A Handbook for Local Governments, Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic and Mihaly Kopanyi, Eds. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2014; with Ha T.T.Vu, “Multi-Tier Monitoring of Infrastructure” in Decentralization in Developing Countries: From Gaps to Solutions, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Jonas Frank, Eds. Florence, KY: Routledge Publishing (2015); and with Abha Prasad and Sayyora Umarova, Subnational Borrowing and Debt Management” World Bank Working Paper Series (forthcoming 2015).