Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization in Southeast Asia
Publication | March 2021
This brief looks at how Southeast Asian countries can improve tax yields after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Some governments in the region have long struggled to generate enough tax revenue to meet their public expenditure needs. COVID-19 has worsened the situation by reducing government revenues by about 14%. The brief identifies common challenges for tax systems in Southeast Asia and proposes policy actions that will expand the tax base, increase tax compliance, and strengthen tax administration.