Raising Revenue at the Local Level in Kampala, Uganda
Finance, governance, capacity building, technology/data
World Bank, The KCCA, International Growth Centre (IGC)
Kampala faces a lack of revenue to be able to invest in infrastructure and services needed for sustainable urban development. Over a number of years, the city has looked to address this through the digitalisation and automation of revenue and expenditure systems, building in-house capacity, and enhancing the social contract between citizens and the city (click here for more information). The eCitie platform makes online payment of taxes and compliance much easier. Most recently, a simple and fit-for-purpose property tax system was created that included digitalisation of property tax registry with GIS mapping. Click here for more detailed information on this project.
RELEVANCE TO THE CALL TO ACTION ON SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH
These examples have been chosen because of their relevance to the Call to Action, as shown by the direct quotes provided below. To view the Call to Action click here.
- “Sustainable urbanisation requires a commitment to good governance, integrated planning, effective service delivery together with fiscal and political empowerment.”
- “The Commonwealth has the potential to transform the way in which it does business to achieve a uniquely Commonwealth response to the challenges and opportunities of urbanisation.”
- “Sustainable urbanisation demands collective action – genuine multi-level governance – to empower, enable and support cities and their citizens.”
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The International Growth Centre: www.theigc.org