Domestic revenue mobilization

Tax systems are levers for economic development and effective tools to reduce inequalities and improve citizen wellbeing. Cowater has three decades of experience helping governments broaden their revenue base through well-designed tax systems. Our experts understand the impacts of discriminatory tax and fiscal policy and promote equitable systems and practices instead. To establish a wide and equitable tax base, we establish and support tax units and departments. We collaborate closely with partners to evaluate, structure and redesign tax policies and legislation. We ensure policy is accurately reflected in administrative practice and support the reorganization of revenue departments using modern and risk-based approaches.

Related Projects

  • Support to tax reform in Mozambique - This tax reform initiative in Mozambique is part of a broader technical assistance programme titled Tax and Economic Governance, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). This ambitious […]
  • Tax Systems Transformation Programme (TSTP) - Cowater is delivering this DFID-funded, £28 million project (2019-2024) with the Government of Ethiopia (GoE). The overall objective of this project is to raise tax revenues towards 17.2% of GDP […]
  • Customs Reform and Trade Enhancement Somalia - Cowater is currently implementing this DFID-funded, £10.1 million project (2018-2022) with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), including the Revenue Department at the Ministry of Finance, the customs entities at […]

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