Taxation, Aid and democracy. An Agenda for Research in African Countries
AbstractTaxation, aid and democracy are closely related in poor aid-dependent African countries. The way they tackle the issue of domestic revenue mobilisation significantly influences their potential for economic growth and democratic consolidation. This proposition is based on the reading of historical, political and economic literature, and it forms the general basis for a three-year research programme recently started. Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda are the case countries. The research aims to contribute to a better understanding of the evolution of tax systems in African countries. Furthermore, it aims to explore the constraints and options available for policy making on revenue mobilisation and democratisation. This paper presents the general outline of the research programme, and the major areas of research to be dealt with.
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Date of creation: 2000
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TAXATION ; FOREIGN AID ; DEMOCRACY ; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES;
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- O23 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development
- H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
- O55 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
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