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Building Support for Taxation in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Mexico

Building Support for Taxation in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Mexico

ICTD Working Paper 51 Summary: In spite of the importance of taxation for political and economic development, we know relatively little about the conditions under which citizens might not…
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Revenue mobilization at sub-national levels in Sudan

Revenue mobilization at sub-national levels in Sudan

Sudan Report, Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Report  no. SR 2016:1 ) 60 p. Summary: Sudan has undertaken decentralization reforms since the early 1990s, in a federal government system with…
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ICTD Research in Brief, Issue 4: Donors, Aid and Taxation in Developing Countries - An overview
  • Sunday, 13 September 2015
  • Wilson Prichard, Jean-Francois Brun and Oliver Morrissey

ICTD Research in Brief, Issue 4: Donors, Aid and Taxation in Developing Countries - An overview

  We are pleased to present the fourth 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…
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Going Where the Money Is: Strategies for Taxing Economic Elites in Unequal Democracies

Going Where the Money Is: Strategies for Taxing Economic Elites in Unequal Democracies

  Summary How can policymakers circumvent obstacles to taxing economic elites? This question is critical for developing countries, especially in Latin America where strengthening tax capacity…
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Structural power in comparative political economy: perspectives from policy formulation in Latin America

Structural power in comparative political economy: perspectives from policy formulation in Latin America

  Abstract Structural power is a critical variable that merits more extensive and more explicit attention in Latin American political economy and in comparative politics more broadly. Assessing…
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The political economy of property tax in Africa: Explaining reform outcomes in Sierra Leone

The political economy of property tax in Africa: Explaining reform outcomes in Sierra Leone

    Abstract Effective local government taxation is critical to achieving the governance benefits widely attributed to decentralization, but in practice successful tax reform has been rare because…
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Impacts of 2011 Tax Reform on Tax Revenues and Redistribution in Sri Lanka
  • Sunday, 13 September 2015
  • Nisha Arunatilake, Prianka Jayawardena & Anushka Wijesinha

Impacts of 2011 Tax Reform on Tax Revenues and Redistribution in Sri Lanka

  PEP Policy Brief No.101: Summary The need to reduce budget deficits by increasing government revenues has been a challenge faced by the Sri Lankan government for some time. The 2011 tax reforms…
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Behavioral Economics and Public Sector Reform: An Accidental Experiment and Lessons from Cameroon

Behavioral Economics and Public Sector Reform: An Accidental Experiment and Lessons from Cameroon

  This paper outlines a really insightful story about effective reform of customs in Cameroon. Starting with the hypothesis that behaviors are the critical (and often overlooked) factor in public…
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The non-oil tax reform in Angola, On track or losing momentum?
  • Sunday, 13 September 2015
  • Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Søren Kirk Jensen & Francisco Miguel Paulo

The non-oil tax reform in Angola, On track or losing momentum?

  Summary Since 2010, Angola has been implementing a tax reform aiming to increase non-oil tax revenues. This brief addresses main achievements of the reform since mid-2012 on administrative and…
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The Political Economy of Tax Reform in Bangladesh: Political Settlements, Informal Institutions and the Negotiation of Reform
  • Saturday, 19 September 2015
  • Mirza Hassan and Wilson Prichard

The Political Economy of Tax Reform in Bangladesh: Political Settlements, Informal Institutions and the Negotiation of Reform

  ICTD Working Paper 14: Summary This paper explores the political economy of tax reform in Bangladesh over several decades, shedding light on the complex factors that account for unusually…
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