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dc.contributor.authorGrieco, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorBakarr Kamara, Amou
dc.contributor.authorMeriggi, Niccoló F.
dc.contributor.authorMichel, Julian
dc.contributor.authorPrichard, Wilson
dc.contributor.authorStewart-Wilson, Graeme
dc.coverage.spatialSierra Leoneen
dc.identifier.citationGrieco, K; Bakarr Kamara, A; Meriggi, N. F; Prichard, W. and Stewart-Wilson, G. (2019) Simplifying Property Tax Administration in Africa: Piloting a Points-Based Valuation in Freetown, Sierra Leone, ICTD Summary Brief 19, Brighton: IDSen
dc.description.abstractThe current method of property valuation in Freetown, Sierra Leone is highly inaccurate and generally regressive, as it does not take subjective property characteristics that are major determinants of value into account. The newly elected Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr made revenue mobilisation a central pillar of her ‘Transform Freetown’ agenda. As a means of achieving this, the Mayor and her advisers began to reach out internationally for reform advice. This brief outlines a pilot project carried out jointly by the IGC and ICTD for a new approach to property valuation in Freetown using a points-based valuation methodology in the Freetown context. The project had six key findings, including that high-level political leadership was a major enabler of the project’s success. The authors outline 6 policy considerations for future scale-ups of the research and for reforming property tax in Freetown.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesICTD Summary Brief;19
dc.titleSimplifying Property Tax Administration in Africa: Piloting a Points-Based Valuation in Freetown, Sierra Leoneen
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studies 2019en
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectInternational Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)en

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