• Briefing
  • 29 May 2018

ODA for domestic resource mobilisation: Is it working?

Domestic public resources are widely recognised as one of the most important sources of financing for developing countries to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equally, the important part that official development assistance (ODA) can play in helping to strengthen and scale up domestic resource mobilisation for development is well understood. This has led to significant political attention and action, most notably with development partners committing in the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) to double ODA for domestic resource mobilisation and improve policy coherence.

However, these commitments – that political consensus – have failed to realise substantial progress at the country level. Why is this, and what can be done about it?

This briefing summarises the key findings of our research into ODA for domestic resource mobilisation, and raises further questions for discussion: are ATI targets high enough? And how important are aspects like planning, strategy and effectiveness?

For the full details of this reasearch and its findings, stay tuned for our full-length report – which will be published on our website in June 2018.

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