Do you know of digital tools that can have an impact 
on subnational tax administration?

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is seeking digital tools in open code that allow subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to improve their tax administration.

In order for governments to improve the well-being of their citizens, subnational tax administration must be capable of managing in an efficient way the use of resources in its territory. For this reason, there is significant demand for digital tools that contribute to tax collection and management of tax revenues.

This is your opportunity to support the development
of our region in an innovative way!

If you know of digital tools that contribute to these aims, and that can be reutilized or adapted to improve lives, fill out the registration form and participate in this call for proposals. You do not need to be the developer or user of the digital tool to nominate it. We seek tools that can be applied in the following areas, among others:

  • Taxpayers registry and updating of subnational land registries 

  • Payment of subnational taxes 

  • Preparation of current accounts and balances 

  • Services to the taxpayer 

  • Preparation of payment plans 

  • Simulators of property assessments and determination of taxes 

  • Tax enforcement 

  • Tax education 

  • Interactive real estate observatories 

  • Other apps related to local taxation 

There are multiple and numerous options. Pitch in to improve subnational taxation through technology! 

Nominate a digital tool at the following link

In the Guide for Publishing Digital Tools, you can review the basic instructions for documenting, licensing and evaluating the quality of code of the digital tools. Read the Guide and apply its good practices to increase the possibility of reuse.

The nominees submitted by Sunday, March 4 at 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time in Washington, D.C., United States, will be evaluated by a committee of experts of the IDB and the participating national entities, taking into account technological and fiscal matters. Based on this evaluation, we will select a group of digital tools that will be published in the Code for Development Platform so they are available to any subnational government interested in improving its tax administration.

In addition, the representatives of the three tools that obtain the best scores in the evaluation will be invited to a knowledge sharing workshop at the IDB Headquarters (Washington, D.C.) with other governments and experts in the field. The workshop will be held April 4 and 5, 2018. 

The terms and conditions applicable to this Call are available here. In addition, you may contact us at

Don’t miss this opportunity! Your digital tool can make a difference
in the development of LAC.