Taxation and inequalities are strongly connected. Developing countries are facing important policy challenges using Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) as a tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG1, ending extreme poverty and SDG10, reducing inequality. Many developing countries have reduced import tariffs and corporate income taxes. They increasingly rely on consumption taxes, such as value-added tax, which are likely to disproportionately affect the poor – particularly poor women. What factors, including compliance norms, contribute to making fiscal systems more or less efficient? What is the role of civil society to shape a more progressive tax system?
Transformative change: Addressing inequalities through taxes
Exploring the role for progressive taxation vis-à-vis progressive spending and the contribution of fiscal systems to the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
13:30 to 14:45