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    Engaging communities in rebuilding post-typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

    Impact Initiative, 2018
    Communities are slowly being rebuilt after Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) struck the Visayas Islands in the Philippines in November 2013. The vulnerable, most affected communities face ongoing challenges to re-establish livelihoods, safe housing, access to water and electricity, and to rebuild roads and drainage.
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    Helping to make safe abortion a reality in Zambia

    Impact Initiative, 2018
    Zambia has one of the most liberal abortion laws in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in spite of this, unsafe abortion continues to contribute to high rates of maternal mortality. Stigma, poverty, conscientious objectors, and lack of knowledge all contribute to why many adolescent girls and women do not and cannot access safe abortions in Zambia.
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    Sexual and reproductive health rights of persons with disabilities

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    The World Health Organization estimates that 15 per cent of the world’s population have a disability and that a higher prevalence of disability occurs among people in lower-income countries.
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    How property tax would benefit Africa

    Africa Research Institute, 2015
    The developmental benefits of governments taxing citizens, even for modest sums, are often disregarded. African governments have long depended on revenue from natural resources or foreign aid to fund budgets.
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    Africa Research Institute (ARI)

    Africa Research Institute (ARI) encourages debate, questions orthodoxy and challenges “received wisdom” in and about Africa.
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    Perspectives from the field: SDC cooperation for property taxation

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    This paper reviews three projects implemented in the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance Network (DDLGN) that aim to provide incentives for local governments to increase tax compliance and revenues.
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    Strengthening IT systems for property tax reform

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    The introduction of improved IT systems has long been hailed as a powerful – potentially transformative – tool for strengthening local property taxes. Yet in practice this promise has rarely been achieved on a sustainable basis in Africa, despite significant investment.
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    Valuation for property tax purposes

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Improving processes for valuing properties lies at the heart of efforts to improve the overall effectiveness of property taxation. Effective property taxation is impossible without efficient property valuation. In practice, however, valuation rolls across most of Africa are incomplete and severely out-ofdate, thus dramatically reducing potential property tax yield.
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    Linking property tax revenue and public services

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    n practical terms most property tax reforms are, first and foremost, efforts to increase tax revenue. But the ultimate goal of tax reform is, of course, broader: expanding tax revenue in order to finance the provision of valuable publicly-provided goods and services. Tax reform is only socially desirable if tax revenue is, in fact, translated into improved public outcomes.
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    Designing a property tax reform strategy for sub‐Saharan Africa: an analytical framework applied to Kenya

    Wiley Online Library, 2000
    Countries throughout Sub‐Saharan Africa are exploring options to improve local property taxation. Using the case of Kenya, this article provides an analytical framework for designing an effective property tax reform strategy.

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