Tax for Growth
Tax for Growth is an IGC initiative that supports tax administrators and policymakers in generating effective approaches to make taxation work for development.
Developing countries' tax systems have evolved in ways that are different to those of developed countries. As a consequence, developing countries collect far less tax than their more developed counterparts. Yet an effective tax system is the bedrock of any modern functioning state. Taxation strengthens the ability of the state to undertake the many functions that confer statehood: provision of state security and infrastructure, effective market regulation, and the provision of public goods and services.
The Tax for Growth initiative (T4G) co-generates tax projects with policymakers and builds on the lessons from the economics literature to provide policymakers with recommendations that are actionable, accessible, and tailored to their contexts.
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Launching IGC’s Tax for Growth initiative
Why do tax research and evidence matter for economic growth?
Zambia's debt crisis is affecting its ability to collect tax
Why does Pakistan tax so little?
Administrative data and methodologies for tax policy
Why does Bangladesh tax so little?
Research on administrative tax data around the world
Consumer incentives for VAT
Harnessing the power of electronic fiscal devices to increase VAT revenue in Zambia
Digital tax stamps and firm behaviour in Uganda