GRD – Government Revenue Dataset

The most recent version of the Government Revenue Dataset - released in November 2017 - is open and free to use. The primary data file (core dataset) is available for download in two formats and can be downloaded below.

The GRD contains data on a range of policy-relevant indicators, allowing for analysis of revenue and tax trends over time at the regional or country level. Where possible, figures are also 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
ICTDWIDER-GRD-2017.xlsx 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’, November 2017,'


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

Theme: Current, Transformation