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Working Paper
Is there a fiscal resource curse?: Resource rents, fiscal capacity, and political institutions in developing economies

States’ fiscal capacity plays a pivotal role in developing economies, but it is less clear what its determinants are or what explains cross-country differences. We focus on the impact of natural resources...

state capacity fiscal capacity Resource curse
Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash Fiscal states - the origins and developmental implications

Theme: Current programme

fiscal capacity Taxation Building State Capabilities
How can developing countries pay for the SDGs?

With official development assistance under strain, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require developing countries to rely increasingly on their own resources...

SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Millennium Development Goals
Developing countries would benefit from improved tax collection: What can help?

The ability to raise revenues from taxes – called “fiscal capacity” – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of any state...

Tax revenue fiscal capacity Income tax
Journal Article
The impact of intergovernmental transfers on local revenue generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Tanzania

Do intergovernmental transfers reduce revenues collected by local government authorities (LGAs)?...

fiscal capacity intergovernmental grants Sub-Saharan Africa
Working Paper
Fiscal capacity and social protection expenditure in developing nations

There is scant analysis on the causal relationship between fiscal capacity and social protection expenditure in the developing world...

fiscal capacity Inequality Institutions
Working Paper
Party system institutionalization and reliance on personal income tax: Exploring the relationship using new data

This paper explores the effect of party system institutionalization on the reliance of tax systems on the personal income tax...

Income tax fiscal capacity Bureaucracy
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