The finances of government: how resources are obtained and how they are spent.
Tax policy and tax administration;
Debts and deficits;
Institutional design for the budget process;
Subnational public finance and inter-governmental fiscal relations;
The public expenditure process and associated accountability mechanisms;
Understanding contract structures in public procurement across different sectors;
Identifying state capacity issues when government contracts with private persons;
Identifying the landscape of institutions that play a role in the planning-to-payment stages of government procurement;
Undertaking deep dives into some sectors where government procurement is undertaken at a large scale;
Understanding the extent and efficacy of dispute resolution in government contracts;
A sector-agnostic framework to measure the impact of procurement inefficiencies on public expenditure and the financial health of firms.