Policy design for effective property taxation in lower-income countries.


The rapid-growing cities of the Global South have major revenue needs to meet urgent spending priorities. However, in many countries subnational governments’ revenue-raising efforts are frequently ineffective, inequitable, and unaccountable  particularly when it comes to property taxation.

Therefore, national and subnational policy decision-makers, representatives of governments, tax administrations, and relevant stakeholders from ATI partner countries will come together with representatives from the Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI) and other experts who will provide technical, administrative, and policy advice on core areas related to effective revenue generation through property taxation.

Day 1: Strategies for Cost-Effective Property Valuation Systems

  • Challenges associated with traditional valuation methods  

  • Potential for and experiences with more effective and simplified valuation systems

Day 2: Re-Thinking Property Identification and Registration for Taxation Purposes

  • Challenges in identifying properties 

  • Strategies and reforms to improve outcomes and broaden the tax base 

  • New approaches to effective property identification

This event series seeks to advance the discussions held during the ATI, DeLoG and NORAD webinar series on subnational domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) for sustainable development by providing a space for exchange and hands-on advice on the design of property taxation policies.

Please find further information on the workshop series here.