Strengthening IT Systems for Property Tax Reform

Authors: Wilson Prichard & Paul Fish
Publisher: ICTD
Date: September 2017

Abstract:

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The introduction of improved IT systems has long been hailed as a powerful – potentially transformative – tool for strengthening local property taxes. Yet in practice this promise has rarely been achieved on a sustainable basis in Africa, despite significant investment.The challenge lies in understanding why new IT systems have failed to deliver promised benefits, andin devising more effective systems and strategies moving forward.