Government Revenue and Development

Government Revenue and Development  

The Government Revenue and Development project has modelled the relationship between government revenue, maternal and child mortality and access to the determinants of health, (DOH); clean water, sanitation, education and healthcare.  DOH are fundamental economic and social rights

Countries with low levels of revenue per capita will witness substantial decreases in mortality and increases in coverage of the DOH if additional revenue becomes available. Extra revenue takes time to show an effect, but most of the benefit is accrued in 5-6 years. 

See the video, the FAQs and the underpinning research, Government Revenue and Child and Maternal Mortality.

The models are available on this site in an interactive format, called the Government Revenue and Development Estimations (GRADE). To explore the impact of an increase in government revenue in an individual country, on mortality, click the GRADE-Mortality tab and for the DOH / Rights, click the GRADE-DOH/Rights tab.