Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52776
Authors: 
Jha, Raghbendra
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/98
Abstract: 
This paper argues that in view of the resource crunch confronting many developing countries and the fall in overseas development aid flows to them, new sources of development finance need to be found. We consider international taxes, fees and levies that could considerably augment aid flows to developing countries and some of which may have coincident beneficial effects. Estimates of the revenue yield from such taxes and levies are also presented. The paper proposes the establishment of a ‘world development organization’ to coordinate such effort. A formula for voting within the organization and another for disbursal of such aid are suggested.
Subjects: 
global taxes
fees and charges
world development organization
JEL: 
F02
F35
H23
H87
ISBN: 
929190323X
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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