ICTD Research in Brief 5

Local Government Revenue Mobilisation in Anglophone Africa

Published on 10 October 2013

Many local governments in Africa have inadequate resources to deliver the services for which they are responsible.

This paper examines opportunities and constraints to improving local revenue mobilisation by urban councils in anglophone Africa, including political and administrative constraints and factors affecting citizens’ compliance. It makes a number of recommendations for future policy and research.

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Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, O-H. and Heggstad, K. (2012) Local Government Revenue Mobilisation in Anglophone Africa, ICTD Research in Brief 5. Brighton: IDS.


Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

ICTD Senior Fellow

Kari Heggstad

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