GRD 2022 update: Tax and revenue data for 197 countries in one dataset

An updated version of the Government Revenue Dataset (GRD) has been released. The dataset provides a complete picture of government revenue and tax trends over time, allowing for analysis at the country, regional, or cross-country level.

The 2022 version of the GRD includes up-to-date key indicators of domestic revenue statistics from 197 countries for 1980-2020/2021. Liechtenstein is the latest addition. 

The dataset, which has been hosted by UNU-WIDER since 2016, continues to represent the most complete dataset on domestic revenue statistics. It comprises most relevant sources such as OECD revenue statistics, the IMF Government Finance Statistics (GFS), and the IMF Article IV Staff Reports.

The GRD Explorer tool allows users to access the updated GRD, compare countries, regions, and indicators, as well as to visualize the data. Alternatively, the dataset is available for download in Stata and Excel formats here.

About the GRD

The Government Revenue Dataset (GRD) contains data on government tax and non-tax revenues, social contributions, and grants in both local currency and as a percentage of GDP. It also highlights the portion of government revenues that accrue from natural resource extraction.

The dataset is updated annually based on changes or updates to the underlying data, as well as on feedback from users.

The GRD is part of UNU-WIDER’s Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme, which is supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).