Documentation - GRD

Working Paper (2017) | Download

This paper describes in depth some of the changes in the 2017 GRD, which are the result of learning during the update process, user feedback and changes to the underlying source data. Attention is paid to the recording of social security contributions, the treatment of VAT or excises collected on imports and the classification of some property taxes.

User Guide | Download

The user guide contains information on the construction of the GRD and answers some common questions on how to use it appropriately and its limitations. 

Working Paper | Download

The Working Paper, from 2014, contains a detailed description of the background and initial construction of the GRD.

Research Brief | Download

This short research brief presents a comparison of the GRD with the IMF’s World Revenue Longitudinal Dataset (WoRLD), 2015 version.