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Mobilising Tax Revenue to Finance Development: The Case for Property Taxation in Francophone Africa

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  • Nara F. Monkam

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    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

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In the context of a widespread focus on decentralisation in Africa, there has been an imperative to find suitable ways to maximise potential own revenue sources at all sub-national government levels. This need in particular and the need for greater domestic resource mobilisation by African states in general have been exacerbated by the current global financial crisis that has led many countries into recession and left developed and developing countries alike scrambling to find solutions at home. Indeed, greater domestic resource mobilisation will go a long way toward providing African countries with the means to finance their development agenda without relying excessively on external assistance.

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Paper provided by University of Pretoria, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201026.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:pre:wpaper:201026

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  1. Roy Bahl, 1999. "Implementation Rules For Fiscal Decentralization," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper9901, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
  2. Bahl, Roy & Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge, 2006. "Sequencing fiscal decentralization," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3914, The World Bank.
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