ICTD Research in Brief, Issue 5: Local Government Revenue Mobilisation in Anglophone Africa
We are pleased to present the fifth in our new publication series, ICTD Research in Brief -two-page summaries of our working papers edited to capture the main policy messages and aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. We hope you enjoy it.
Many local governments in Africa have inadequate resources to deliver the services for which they are responsible. This paper examines opportunities and constraints to improving local revenue mobilisation by urban councils in anglophone Africa, including political and administrative constraints and factors affecting citizens' compliance. It makes a number of recommendations for future policy research.