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GRD – Government Revenue Dataset

Present a complete picture of government revenue and tax trends over time

The most recent version of the Government Revenue Dataset - released in September 2018 - is open and free to use. The dataset is available for download in Stata and Microsoft Excel formats below.

The GRD aims to present a complete picture of government revenue and tax trends over time and allows for analysis at the country, regional or cross-country level. Where possible, figures are expressed both inclusive and exclusive of natural resource revenues, which helps to overcome a major obstacle to cross-country comparisons in existing data sources.

Excel Stata User guide
File ICTDWIDERGRD_2018.xlsx Package icon User Guide.pdf

Users wishing to access and download the underlying data for Central or General Government, can find these under Additional data files.

Please contact the database manager for any questions on the dataset. We welcome comments from users of the dataset, particularly with reference to recent updates. A user guide and working paper describing the construction of the GRD can be found under ‘Documentation’.  

Please cite this dataset version as ICTD/UNU-WIDER, ‘Government Revenue Dataset’, 2018,'


Main subject
This project is part of Macro-economic management (M-EM)

Theme: Current, Transformation