Local Government Revenue Mobilisation in Anglophone Africa

Authors: Odd-Helge Fjeldstad & Kari Heggstad
Publisher: ICTD
Date: October 2013

Abstract:

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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.