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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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    Property tax reform in developing and transition countries

    USA Agency for International Development, 2009
    In this paper, we review the practice of property taxation in developing and transition countries, and use this history to suggest a roadmap for reform. We begin with a discussion of the conventional wisdom about the advantages of using the property tax, and of the reasons why this conventional wisdom does not necessarily travel well to the developing country setting.
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    Mapping property taxes in Africa

    Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2009
    A frica’s enormous challenges and equally great potential have led to intense international debate over how best to assist its citizens. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (2009), the continent contains 33 of the 49 least developed countries in the world.
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    Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

    The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land.
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    Property rating potentials and hurdles: what can be done to boost property rating in Ghana?

    University of Technology, Sydney, 2015
     Population growth in many of Africa’s towns and cities has outpaced local authority capacity to provide efficient management, infrastructure and financing. There is already debate over the capability and capacity of urban local governments to provide basic services to a growing population, due to budget constraints and inability to raise the required local-level revenue.
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    The political economy of property tax in Africa: explaining reform outcomes in Sierra Leone

    Oxford University Press, 2015
    Effective local government taxation is critical to achieving the governance benefits widely attributed to decentralization, but in practice successful tax reform has been rare because of entrenched political resistance.
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    Practical aspects of mobilising property tax: experience in Sierra Leone and Malawi

    University of Technology, Sydney, 2015
    Much literature has been written about the appeal of property tax as a stable source of revenue for subnational governments in developing countries. Building on this significant background of literature is the author’s practical experience working in local government institutions within both Sierra Leone and Malawi.
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    University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

    UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney.
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    Rebuilding local government finance after conflict: the political economy of property tax reform in post-conflict Sierra Leone

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2013
    This research explores relatively successful reforms of the local property tax system in the four largest city councils in Sierra Leone. Deriving lessons from differing outcomes across the four councils, it highlights three key messages about the determinants of successful reform.
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    Taxation, property rights and the social contract in Lagos

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Major taxation reforms over the past decade have been interpreted as facilitating the transformation of Lagos: once widely seen as a city in permanent crisis, it is now seen by some observers as a beacon of megacity development. Most academic attention has focused on personal income taxation, which comprises the lion’s share of government revenue in Lagos.

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