Revenue Administration a Key Topic for Local Governments
by Umut Alkım Tuncer
Financing of activities has become a key topic for local governments as cities grow and urban populations increase. Cities need more infrastructure and more services for more people but local budgets may not grow at the same rate. In addition to lack of resources, poor revenue administration can add to the problem. International Growth Centre (IGC) has listed such challenges as poor database management, limited success with revenue outsourcing and limited taxpayer compliance.