Start Date: 7th July 2021 - 2:00 PM
End Date: 7th July 2021 - 3:30 PM
The uneven roll-out of vaccines around the world means that the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be particularly challenging for low-and middle-income countries, including those in Africa, over the next 18 months.
A number of these countries were already facing increasing debt prior to the pandemic, and high borrowing and debt servicing costs has limited their ability to borrow in order to tackle the pandemic and support their economies. This difficult fiscal context means it is more important than ever to consider both the challenges and opportunities in relation to tax policy.
At this event, researchers from TaxDev presented work which considered the fiscal and tax policy challenges and opportunities facing countries in Africa, focusing on the overall fiscal outlook, motor taxation, property taxation and reform of the global corporate income tax system.
There were four short presentations focusing on:
The event concluded with a panel discussion where policymakers and experts from TaxDev’s partner countries gave their views on the issues raised in the presentations, and reflected on the other revenue challenges and opportunities they face.
The panellists were:
The event was chaired by Hazel Granger.
You can watch the full video of the event below.