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Pettah Sri Lanka
February 2023|

Making the IMF Work for Sri Lankans

The government of Sri Lanka is negotiating a large conditional loan from the IMF. A formal…

Picture of Accra Ghana
December 2021|

Implementing a systems approach for effective property taxation in Ghana

by Peter Jongkind

Ghanaian local governments – metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs) – face several challenges preventing them…

November 2021|

Increasing collection of income taxes via property ownership: The Borno State experience

by Mohammed Alkali, Mohammed Bashir Ali, John Audu Aziganu & Grema Bukar

Borno State, in north-eastern Nigeria, has faced intractable security challenges in the last decade that has led…

One hundred dollar banknotes flying and streaming from white box, isolated on white background.
October 2021|

Pandora’s box is open: What should lower-income countries do to tax the wealthy now?

by Rhiannon McCluskey & Giulia Mascagni

The recent Pandora Papers leak has exposed yet again the scandal of how the world’s rich…

Picture of Dakar, Senegal
August 2021|

Developing and adopting new digital tools for property tax reform in Dakar, Senegal 

by Justine Knebelmann, Victor Pouliquen & Bassirou Sarr

In June 2021, eight Senegalese tax agents based in the fiscal centre of Pikine, the country’s…

Dakar Roofs - Beach & Ocean
July 2021|

Strengthening property valuation for taxation in Dakar, Senegal

by Justine Knebelmann & Victor Pouliquen

Property taxes offer a significant potential for developing cities in Africa, which crucially need revenues to…

DRC Kananga
August 2020|

The Participation Dividend of Taxation in DRC and Beyond: Recent Evidence and Paths for Future Inquiry

by Jonathan Weigel & Elie Kabue Ngindu

One of the strongest arguments for investing in the tax capacity of developing countries is the…

Small house in Lagos
July 2020|

Insecurity underpins property rights in Lagos – no matter what class you are

by Tom Goodfellow & Olly Owen

Recurrent episodes of marginal communities being evicted from the waterfronts of Lagos have made global media headlines over…

Freetown just implemented a new property tax system that could quintuple revenue
May 2020|

Freetown just implemented a new property tax system that could quintuple revenue

by Wilson Prichard, Abou Bakarr Kamara & Niccoló Meriggi

In the next few weeks, residents of Freetown are expecting to receive new property tax bills…

November 2019|

Can property tax valuation in Africa be simplified? Lessons from a pilot project in Freetown, Sierra Leone

by Wilson Prichard, Kevin Grieco, Abou Bakarr Kamara, Niccoló Meriggi, Julian Michel & Graeme Stewart-Wilson

Across sub-Saharan Africa, ineffective property valuation presents a serious hurdle to strengthening local property taxes. Between…

March 2019|

Improving property tax collection: Lessons from Uganda

by Nyah Zebong, Fred Andema & Robert Raikes Mugangaizi

Local governments (LGs) across Uganda have recently been looking for ways to improve yields from their…

March 2019|

Property tax reform increases municipal revenue in Mzuzu, Malawi

by Rhiannon McCluskey & Alexander Chirambo

Mzuzu is the third largest city in Malawi. Before 2013, it collected very little property tax…