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'DRM' has become an amorphous acronym that is part of nearly every development discussion. In the broadest context, DRM means 'Domestic Resource Mobilization' and generally refers to the public and private resources in a country that can be used to finance development. Due to the increasing attention on DRM in the development community, this background note explores what DRM is, what's driving interest in it, and key questions around how DRM programs are implemented in the developing world.

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