Taxes & Revenue

Taxes & Revenue
Experts see new need for this powerful tool in an era of rapid urbanization and amid the growth of intermediate cities lacking administrative capacity.
Gregory Scruggs August 29, 2017
Recommendations for successful technology projects from the Uraia Platform.
David Hatch February 15, 2017
Lessons from one of the world's most sophisticated systems for valuing and taxing property.
Letty Reimerink November 4, 2016
Part of the bargain is providing good customer service.
Amy Fallon September 23, 2016
In a time of fiscal austerity, the innovative funding technique is a way to keep momentum behind neighborhood projects.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays June 17, 2016
In an interview with Citiscope, Kenya's most prominent local leader offers a critique and a defense of the country's experiment with handing power to local governments.
Christopher Swope October 29, 2015
En todo el mundo, gobiernos locales están declarándose en bancarrota, y entrando en crisis.
George W. McCarthy July 31, 2015

 Encouraging beachfront development is raising tax revenue to fund a storm water project the Washington Post reports.

December 25, 2014

The French Alps city is the first in Europe to forego advertising revenue from billboards to create more downtown space for trees and community bulletin boards, France 24 reports.

December 8, 2014
Seen as a model across Latin America, the financing program is on the verge of a few big changes.
Leão Serva May 22, 2014

The utility runs water, gas, electric and almost everything else, and turns 30 percent of its profits to the city budget.

Christopher Swope April 9, 2014
In fast-growing cities of the developing world, naming streets is just one step in improving city services. The World Bank’s Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic explains.
Christopher Swope February 11, 2014
Ghana is on a national quest to name all of its city streets. It's an exercise that rapidly urbanizing cities across the developing world can learn from.
Anny Osabutey February 10, 2014
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