The centre for tax analysis in developing countries

Overseas Development Institue Institue for Fiscal Studies

Start Date: 1st November 2022 - 1:00 PM

End Date: 1st November 2022 - 2:00 PM

Time zone: GMT

Type: Webinar

Location: Online via Slido and YouTube

Governments in many developing countries urgently need to raise funds to invest in education, health and infrastructure. However, they tend to raise far less as a fraction of their GDP in tax revenue than high income countries. Why is this, and what can be done about it?

In this online talk and Q&A, we discuss why and how taxes need to be designed differently in developing countries faced with high levels of evasion and low state capacity.

A 30-40 minute online talk was given by Vedanth Nair, Research Economist at IFS, on the challenges that governments in developing countries face when trying to raise taxes, followed by a 20 minute Q&A session.

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

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