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

Working Paper 195
Nara Monkam
Publication date: 
November, 2010
Public Finance & Management 2011, 11(1)

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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