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African Governments should harness taxation opportunities to improve investment in children
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African Governments should harness taxation opportunities to improve investment in children

Taxation is the most sustainable and reliable source of domestic revenue to improve African governments’ investment in children- focused sectors such as health and education. It is important to note that the provision of basic services presupposes the existence of adequate financial resources. As we commemorate the International Day of the African Child (DAC), Tax…

IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings re-affirm the centrality of taxation in domestic revenue mobilisation to finance sustainable development
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IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings re-affirm the centrality of taxation in domestic revenue mobilisation to finance sustainable development

The 2016 IMF/World Bank spring meetings offered a glimmer of hope for international taxation in general and tax justice in particular. It was clear from the discussions that there is a global consensus that the international tax system is broken just as the Panama Papers revealed recently. Various discussants referred to Panama Papers and the…

We need a United Nations Intergovernmental Tax Body now!
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We need a United Nations Intergovernmental Tax Body now!

The most equitable way to create a fairer global tax system NEW YORK,  18 April 2016– Following the Panama Papers release, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice renews its call for a United Nations inclusive intergovernmental tax body to be established. Global cooperation is urgently needed to create a fairer global tax system to increase domestic resource mobilization and reduce inequality. The Panama…

About TJNA

The Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) is a Pan-African initiative and a member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. Launched in January 2007 during the World Social Forum (WSF) held in Nairobi, TJN-A promotes socially- just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. It advocates for tax policies with pro-poor outcomes and tax systems that curb public resource leakages and enhance domestic resource mobilisation.

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