Four Ways the World Bank Group Can Help Countries Mobilize More Tax Revenue

Successfully tackling tax issues requires enhanced detailed diagnostic work, dialogue, capacity development, and realistic assessments of the dynamics working against tax collection in countries. Unless program design considers addressing long-standing governance problems that impair tax collection, technical and institutional reform will have limited impact.

Getting to 2030: The Role of Tax Revenue Mobilization

Effective tax systems are critical element in driving economic progress. Declining overseas development assistance and dwindling FDI inflows in many developing countries have resulted in greater attention to domestic resource mobilization. As a result, key actors in the development community, including the EU, World Bank Group and IMF are increasingly looking at ways to support country clients to improve tax collection and strengthen domestic enabling environments.