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Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Jay K. Rosengard, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, has forty-five years of international experience designing, implementing, and evaluating development policies in public finance and fiscal strategy, tax and budget reform, municipal finance and management, intergovernmental fiscal relations, banking and financial institutions development, financial inclusion, micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) finance, mobile banking, and public administration. He has worked for a wide variety of multilateral and bilateral donors, as well as directly for host governments and private sector clients. Rosengard is Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government's Financial Sector Program, which focuses on the development of bank and nonbank financial institutions and alternative financing instruments. This includes microfinance (financial services for low-income households and family businesses), mainstream commercial banking (general and special-purpose banks), and wholesale financial intermediation (municipal development funds, venture capital funds, pooled financing, secondary mortgage facilities, and securitization). In addition, Rosengard is a Faculty Affiliate of both the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Center for International Development. At the Ash Center, he is Senior Advisor to the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and Faculty Chair of the HKS Indonesia Program. He has also served as Faculty Chair of four executive education programs: FIPED (Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development), which focuses on sustainable and effective MSME finance; ComTax (Comparative Tax Policy and Administration), which addresses key strategic and tactical issues in tax design and implementation; VELP (Vietnam Executive Leadership Program), which is an innovative policy dialogue with senior Vietnamese leadership; and Transformasi (Leadership Transformation in Indonesia), which is designed to assist Indonesia in its decentralization initiatives. Rosengard is currently Director of the Harvard University Thai Studies Program and serves as Senior Technical Expert for the Better Than Cash Alliance.

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Outside Professional Activities For Jay Rosengard

Organization Relationship
Bank Rakyat Indonesia Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Canon Institute for Global Studies Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Fulbright University Vietnam Research or teaching appointment
Hitotsubashi University Research or teaching appointment
Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon Research or teaching appointment
United Nations Development Program Research or teaching appointment



Social Policy
Public Finance
Development & Economic Growth

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