The role of information communication technology to enhance property tax revenue in Africa: a tale of four cities in three countries

The role of information communication technology to enhance property tax revenue in Africa: a tale of four cities in three countries

Information communication technology (ICT) is an important tool to support local governments in their efforts to more efficiently administer property taxes and other own-source revenues. Increasingly, developing countries, including those in Africa, are managing large volumes of data on taxable properties and taxpayers within the ICT environment.

With reference to four African cities, this paper comments on the benefits and challenges relating to the use of ICT in the administration of property tax and other own-source revenues.