Monica Singhal

Building State Capacity in Developing Countries

Building State Capacity in Developing Countries

July 16, 2015

By Doug Gavel - Harvard Kennedy School

From tax collection to redistribution policies, there are many fiscal challenges facing developing countries. Associate Professor Monica Singhal focuses much of her writing and research on these challenges.  Her current research agenda focuses on state capacity in developing countries – understanding the constraints these countries face when attempting to raise revenue and what types of policies may be effective (or not) in improving state fiscal capacity.

Tax Compliance and Social Acclaim

Tax Compliance and Social Acclaim

September 15, 2014

By Mushfiq Mobarak - Livemint

There is significant potential for improving revenue collection through social recognition programmes.

High rates of economic growth, in-migration and urbanization have stressed the ageing infrastructure of Bangladesh. Firm production is regularly disrupted by power outages, and Dhaka, the epicentre of economic activity, is rated as one of the most unlivable cities in the world.