Government Revenue and Development

Government Revenue and Development  


The Government Revenue and Development Estimations (the GRADE)  provides a precise and realistic model of 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 and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

For example, if a country is losing revenue as a result of tax abuse, 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