Study on Improving Revenue Collection in Cotonou and Tax Revenue in Porto-Novo and Parakou

Sub-Saharan Africa - Benin

2006-2007 | Society for Regional Studies, Housing and Urban Development (SERHAU-SA) | EUR 177 000

Cowater undertook this study to investigatepractical measures to foster decentralisation, with a particular emphasis on improving mobilization of local autonomous and tax revenues of the municipalities of Cotonou, Porto-Novo, and Parakou.  In the cases of Porto-Novo and Parakou, the study focused specifically on identifying actions to be taken in order to improve tax revenues generated by the unique business tax (taxe professionnelle unique) and the general property tax as a new urban land register was implemented.  Study results contributed to improving local resource mobilisation, thus enhancing local governments’ fiscal autonomy in order to provide local public services, within the context of the fiscal decentralization reform carried out in Benin.


Related Projects

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building to Yemen’s House of Representatives

Under this technical assistance contract Cowater International (formerly Transtec) contributed to governance reform in Yemen, supporting and strengthening the roles and capacities of democratically elected institutions. The services provided by […]

Technical Assistance to Support Cities in Raising Revenues in Urban Development Project Cities

The aim of the project was to support the efforts of four targeted flagship cities in the mobilization of own source revenues in increase municipal resources available and to extend […]

Technical Assistance to Support the National Anti-Drug Strategy in Peru

Cowater International (formerly Transtec) is implementing this EU-funded project in Peru, providing technical assistance to Peruvian institutions responsible for implementing the National Anti-Drug Strategy and related policies. It is strengthening […]



Interested in shaping the future with Cowater International?
Learn More