3ie Impact Evaluation Report 45

Property tax experiment in Pakistan: incentivising tax collection and improving performance

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 45

This report is based on study by Khan, Khwaja and Olken that designed and evaluated performance pay packages for the Excise and Taxation department in Punjab, Pakistan. These packages were designed to incentivise tax collection and improve overall departmental performance. They found that incentive schemes produced substantial and unambiguous results on revenue collection.

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