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.
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.