Rethinking Taxes and Development: Incorporating Political Economy Considerations in DRM Strategies


As countries mobilize more resources to fund their governments and services, they can think more strategically about transitioning from a reliance on foreign aid to more mutually beneficial relationships with foreign countries. There are structural challenges to mobilizing domestic resources that long have been the focus of DRM efforts; however, addressing the political economy and structural challenges will be critical in the face of increased need and plateauing levels of foreign aid. It is critical that development approaches create the foundational capabilities and systems necessary to capitalize on political windows of opportunity.

This report was made possible by DAI’s generous contributions to and cooperation with the Project on Prosperity and Development.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Conor M. Savoy
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development
Erol Yayboke
Director, Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow, International Security Program

Christopher Metzger