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Managing the Reform Process

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  • Richard M. Bird

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The main aim of this paper is to present a condensed version of some of the complex facts surrounding several major tax reforms in developing countries so that those concerned with such matters elsewhere can learn and profit from both the successes -- transitory though they may sometimes be -- as well as the failures of others. By way of background, the paper first discusses several different perspectives on the tax reform process that may help us understand both the critical elements of the process and the different ways in which it may be approached.

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  • Richard M. Bird, 2003. "Managing the Reform Process," International Tax Program Papers 0301, International Tax Program, Institute for International Business, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, revised May 2003.
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    Keywords

    tax reform; developing countries; Indonesia; Columbia; Poland; World Bank; IMF;

    JEL classification:

    • H29 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Other
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration

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