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Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization: Moving From T

Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization


Moving from Theory to Practice in Low and Middle-Income Countries

  • Authors: World Bank, Raul Felix Junquera-Varela
  • ISBN: 9781464810732
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: August 2, 2017
  • Format: Paperback – 142 pages
  • Language: English

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This book reviews the trends in tax revenue collection in developing countries. The book reviews the special challenges facing low income countries, which have traditionally relied on indirect revenues in the context of limited formalization of their economies.

Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization: Moving from Theory to Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries analyzes the present status of government revenues and presents policy and administrative options relevant to these settings. The authors call for a joint consideration of tax and expenditure policy to enhance the likelihood of success in ensuring revenue sufficiency for sustained economic and social development. Increased domestic revenues can only lead to improved development outcomes if they are translated into productive and beneficial public expenditures. Public spending plays a key role in the economic growth and development in low- and middle-income countries. When revenue and expenditure reforms are embedded in broader public financial management reforms, Domestic resource mobilization becomes a development tool to support sustainable, inclusive development.

The role of subnational governments in revenue mobilization and service delivery expenditure must also be included in the revenue mobilization agenda. The authors discuss the challenges of funding the Sustainable Development Goals, present revenue trends, explore reasons for continued revenue gaps and approaches to revenue augmentation, and detail issues in tax structure reform and initiatives to modernize tax administration. They provide a broad landscape of practical examples, drawing from lessons learned in World Bank operations across Global Practices in recent decades. The authors intend this publication to be a starting point for a more comprehensive research agenda rather than a complete inventory in itself.

Author Biography

The World Bank came into formal existence in 1945 following the international ratification of the Bretton Woods agreements. It is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The organization’s activities are focused on education, health, agriculture and rural development, environmental protection, establishing and enforcing regulations, infrastructure development, governance and legal institutions development. The World Bank is made up of two unique development institutions owned by its 185 Member Countries. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) focuses on middle income and creditworthy poor countries and the International Development Association (IDA), which focuses on the poorest countries in the world.

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