Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization: Moving from Theory to Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

by Raul Felix Junquera-Varela, Marijn Verhoeven, Gangadhar P. Shukla et al.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 2017

147 pp. 2.4 MB

The document analyzes the present status of government revenues and presents policy and administrative options relevant to these settings. The authors call for a joint consideration of tax and expenditure policy to enhance the likelihood of success in ensuring revenue sufficiency for sustained economic and social development. Public spending plays a key role in the economic growth and development in low- and middle-income countries. When revenue and expenditure reforms are embedded in broader public financial management reforms, domestic resource mobilization becomes a development tool to support sustainable, inclusive development. The role of subnational governments in revenue mobilization and service delivery expenditure must also be included in the revenue mobilization agenda.

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