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COVID-19 Crisis and Fiscal Reform in Low-Income Countries   [open pdf - 219KB]

From the Introduction: "The Center for Global Development has been studying revenue mobilization in four countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Zambia) and one in Asia (Bangladesh). Conducted by scholars based in the region, the studies analyzed tax and spending policies in the five countries over the past 20 years to unearth the political and structural impediments to raising domestic revenues and spending efficiently. These studies concluded that the real constraint to raising more revenues and improving spending quality has been political in nature. However, COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has reshaped the political and economic landscape of these countries in different ways."

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2020-06
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