Publications and Documents
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The Governance Brief series was introduced to respond to inquiries and demands for short, easy to read references on specific governance related issues. While there is considerable literature on governance issues, much of it is too specialized, technical, and/or extensive for the typical interested reader.
This brief is intended for use by revenue bodies seeking to improve the administration and oversight of large business taxpayers for stronger revenue collection.
This brief analyzes the privatization of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) around the world over the past 40 years, assesses the lessons learned, and outlines a series of steps to ensure the success of future government sales.
This brief discusses why governments should consider ways to regulate the renegotiation of public–private partnership (PPPs) contracts to ensure that the process is efficient, flexible, and transparent.
This brief explores some of the key attributes of tax systems in Asia and the Pacific and how innovative reforms can help taxation contribute to improved social protection and reduced inequality.
This brief argues for taxation of robots that applies the principles of efficiency, equity, stabilization of international capital markets, and administrative feasibility.
This brief examines tax stimuli applied by Asia and the Pacific countries to address the economic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and provides guidance on how these can be appropriately exited.
This brief explains why civil society organizations (CSOs) in Asia and the Pacific have an important role in helping address the health, social, and economic crises caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.