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Informal taxes and transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Informal taxes and transfers in sub-Saharan Africa: a review and analysis of incidence in Rwanda

Covid-19 economic recovery: fiscal stimulus choices for lower-income countries

In the initial crisis phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, as countries used lockdowns to suppress the spread of the virus, fiscal support measures were introduced to help businesses and households keep

Informality, consumption taxes and redistribution

Can consumption taxes reduce inequality in developing countries?

Informality, consumption taxes and redistribution

In this study, we combine household expenditure data from 31 countries with theory to shed new light on the redistributive potential and optimal design of consumption taxes.

Mobilising revenue: opportunities for lower-income countries during the pandemic

This brief addresses the fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that governments could make use of the opportunities this shock provides to make changes to tax systems now that might

The quest for a simpler and more efficient Goods and Services Tax

In the context of disappointing revenue figures – which were down 5% year-on-year in October – the Government of India has constituted a high-level committee to suggest reforms to the Goods and Ser

Can rationing increase welfare? Theory and an application to India's ration shop system

Ration shop systems allow households to purchase limited quantities of some commodities at a fixed subsidized price and are in widespread use throughout the developing world.

Ghanaian civil servants learn how to use GHATAX microsimulation model

This week, Ghana's Ministry of Finance has organised and delivered a training  workshop for civil servants from the Ministry and the Revenue Authority on GHATAX, the microsimulation model built by

Ross Warwick discusses the impact of VAT in low and middle income countries

As in many high-income countries, developing countries often exempt or apply reduced rates of VAT to food and other goods and services in an effort to limit the impacts of VAT on poorer households'

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