Program: Fiscal

COVID-19 and Seizing the Opportunity for Reforming Tax Expenditures in Africa

and | 27 July 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Covid-19, Domestic Revenue Mobilization, Tax Expenditures
The  resources needed for financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are estimated at USD 2.5 – 3 trillion per year. According to the IMF, low-income countries (LIC) will need, on average, additional resources amounting to 15.4% of GDP to finance the SDGs in education, health, ... continue reading

Tax Expenditures and Inequality

| 16 June 2020
Discussion Notes, Fiscal | Tags: Inequality, Sustainable Development, Tax Expenditures
Tax expenditures are used widely by governments across the world to pursue different public policy goals including boosting innovation and R&D, job creation, greening the economy as well as mitigating inequality and tackling poverty. Yet, besides their stated goals (which are often aligned with a ... continue reading

Tax Incentives in Ibero-America in Times of COVID-19

1 July 2020
Fiscal, Workshops | Tags: Covid-19, Developing Countries, Tax Expenditures
In times of COVID-19, countries across the world are introducing a myriad of response and stimulus packages to mitigate the economic downturn triggered by the pandemic. The second in a series of two virtual seminars co-organized by CEP and the GLOBTAXGOV Project (Leiden University) explores ... continue reading

Tax Incentives in Developing Economies in Times of COVID-19

24 June 2020
Fiscal, Workshops | Tags: Covid-19, Developing Countries, Tax Expenditures
In times of COVID-19, countries across the world are introducing a myriad of response and stimulus packages to mitigate the economic downturn triggered by the pandemic. The first in a series of two virtual seminars co-organized by CEP and the GLOBTAXGOV Project (Leiden University) explores the ... continue reading

Avoiding Mining Tax Relief Pitfalls During a Crisis

| 22 May 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Covid-19, Mining, Tax Expenditures, Taxes
Establishing effective tax policy for the mining sector can be a challenge in the best of times, especially for resource-rich developing countries which may lack sector-specific experience and technical capacity. Under the pressure of a crisis, it is critical for countries to steer clear of ... continue reading