Strengthening IT Systems for Property Tax Reform

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


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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, and in devising more effective systems and strategies moving forward.