Gundula Löffler specialises in institutional and governance reforms in developing countries in the areas of taxation, fiscal decentralisation and intergovernmental relations. She is particularly interested in the political economy dynamics underlying these reforms.
Prior to joining ODI, Gundula worked as a researcher and consultant on fiscal decentralisation and local taxation in Rwanda and other African countries. She also worked as a development adviser for the Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) in Egypt, Syria and Germany on participatory development, decentralisation, slum urban management and upgrading. Gundula holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Development from NYU Wagner. She also has a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and in Cities and Regional Studies from Rutgers University.