Glendal Wright has over
twenty-five years of experience in support of democracy and governance projects
in the transition and post conflict countries of Central and Eastern Europe,
former Soviet Union, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific
region. These projects were directed toward delivering technical assistance and
training in public administration reform, central and local budget and finance methods
and local government services. He has worked in over twenty-five countries in
these regions for the major multilateral and bilateral development
organizations, such as UNDP, WB, ADB, USAID, and DFID, among other donor
has written extensively on these subjects and is author of first textbook on western
concepts of public administration that was translated into Ukrainian and
Russian. He co-editor the first public finance textbook, Public Finance: Theory and Practice in the Central European Transition,
for schools of public administration in Central and Eastern Europe that has
been translated into Czech-Slovak, Ukrainian, Russian, Serbian, Romanian, and
Hungarian. He also co-edited Public
Management in the Central and Eastern European Transition: Concepts and Cases, a
textbook on public management in Central and Eastern Europe. In these texts he
introduced the use of case studies as a teaching and learning method. He taught
at the School of Public Administration and University of Economics in Budapest,
Hungary, as well as the Academy of Public Administration in Kiev, Ukraine. He
developed a Master of Public Administration program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Wright has specialized experience in public financial management and the
development of fiscal decentralization systems in transition countries,
including Kosovo, Tajikistan, Slovak Republic, Bosnia and Hercegovina,
Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Moldova and Ukraine.
In these positions he provided technical support to Ministries of
Finance and other ministries dealing with public finance issues and budgeting
processes. His most recent publication dealing with fiscal decentralization is New Rules for Implementation of Fiscal
Decentralization that was published in the International Institute of Administrative Sciences e-journal Developments in Administration, Second
Volume, 2017 and presented at the
International Public Policy Association 3rd International Conference
on Public Policy, Singapore, June 2017.
He earned a Bachelor of
Science degree from Missouri State University, 1968, and Master of Public
Administration degree from Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1972.
are very proud to support the E-PARCC program in its case study competition
with a focus on identifying examples of innovative methods in public management
and service delivery in transition and post conflict countries. These case
studies will provide practitioners and researchers with new insights and
knowledge of how to meet the challenges they face in supporting the critical
needs of the populations in these areas."