Government Revenue and Development

Government Revenue and Development  


The Government Revenue and Development Estimations (the GRADE)  models the relationship between government revenue,  access to health determinants (clean water, sanitation, education and healthcare) and survival. 

These health determinants are fundamental economic and social rights.

The GRADE model allows a realistic estimation of the effect of an increase in government revenue on health determinants.

For example, if it is known that a country is losing revenue as a result of tax abuse or debt service, the GRADE can be used to estimate the increased access to health determinants if there was an increase in government revenue equivalent to those loses. 

The GRADE can also provide realistic estimations of the impact of large tax payers to public finances.

To explore the impact of an increase in government revenue in an individual country, click

GRADE – DOH/Rights

Click on the image for a short animation explaining the GRADE project

See GRADE impact for examples of how it has been used.      See the GRADE User Guide, which includes frequently asked questions. See the short video for more background.

The Professor Sonia Buist
Global Child Health Research Fund