Local Government Revenue Initiative
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Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI)

Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI)

Cities in the Global South are growing rapidly and need to generate more revenue to fund critical public services. Yet revenue-raising efforts by local governments – and property taxes in particular – are frequently ineffective, inequitable and unaccountable

Based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto (U of T), the Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI) is developing policy-relevant research and tools to help local governments in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia collect more local revenue, more equitably and fairly, and in ways that promote trust, transparency and accountability. LoGRI is an initiative of the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), a leading global policy research network dedicated to improving the quality of tax policy and administration in lower-income countries.

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

New program aimed at strengthening local taxation in lower-income countries draws $4-million in funding

The Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI) bridges academic research, policy and practice by partnering with governments to improve revenue collection, governance and public services.

Meet the team

Dr. Titilola Akindeinde

Executive Director, LoGRI

Headshot of Wilson Prichard

Chair, LoGRI
Associate Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

Collete Nyirakamana

Research Lead, LoGRI, and Senior Research Associate, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy