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dc.contributor.authorGoodfellow, Tom
dc.coverage.spatialRwandaen
dc.coverage.spatialEthiopiaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-27T15:07:11Z
dc.date.available2018-04-27T15:07:11Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-15
dc.identifier.citationGoodfellow, T., Taxing Property in a Neo-Developmental State: The Politics of Urban Land Value Capture in Rwanda and Ethiopia, African Affairs, Volume 116, Issue 465, 1 October 2017, Pages 549–572, doi:10.1093/afraf/adx020en
dc.identifier.issn1468-2621
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13661
dc.description.abstractOf the African states experiencing sustained growth and poverty reduction in recent decades, Rwanda and Ethiopia stand out due to the scope of their development visions and relatively effective state-driven transformation, leading them to be compared to the East Asian ‘developmental states’. This article argues that these two states are better conceived as ‘neo-developmental’ due to important differences in the international and national constraints they face compared with the East Asian ‘tigers’. One effect of these differences is the difficulty of attracting investment into manufacturing industry, and the consequent concentration of capital in high-end urban real estate. This underscores the need for effective land value capture and property taxation, which featured strongly in the East Asian cases. Currently, however, both Rwanda and Ethiopia lack effective mechanisms for capturing the value of urban property in a way that is sustainable, redistributive and developmental. The article explores the politics of efforts to introduce property tax in both cases. It argues that property taxation has been obstructed by conflicting imperatives on land reform and tax reform, alongside resistance from vested interests created by the rapid generation of real estate-based wealth in the absence of other sufficiently lucrative investment options.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment for International Developmenten
dc.description.sponsorshipBill and Melinda Gates Foundationen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAfrican Affairs;Vol 116
dc.rights© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal African Society. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectGovernanceen
dc.titleTaxing Property in a Neo-Developmental State: The Politics of Urban Land Value Capture in Rwanda and Ethiopiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderOxford University Pressen
dc.identifier.externalurihttps://academic.oup.com/afraf/article/116/465/549/3868619en
dc.identifier.teamGovernanceen
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/afraf/adx020
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectInternational Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)en
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rioxxterms.funder.projectd0494d8c-1354-478a-b0b6-0ae4dd9cf717en


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© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal African Society.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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