Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Sarah Owermohle/Flickr 

The Raising Revenue for Urban Government project of Oxford University aims to assist urban governments to raise taxes in a way that does not push poor citizens into poverty, so that they can use the revenue generated to provide public services and improve the conditions of the worst off.

The project involves two main components. First, advising urban governments on how to raise revenues in a sustainable way. Second, advising urban governments on how to increase public support for taxation.

The project, which is led by Dr Nic Cheeseman at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with Dr Dominic Burbidge and Mr William Attwell, has generated and collated a range of data, reports, analysis and guidance documents designed to assist both policy makers and researchers. These are made available through this website.

Please click on the relevant link below to view our most highly recommended resources – you can also locate materials through the search function of this website, by selecting the “Urban Government” filter.

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