International Centre for Tax and Development

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If governments of poorer countries were to tax better, there would be substantial positive effects on private enterprise, economic growth, the legitimacy and effectiveness of public authority, equity and social cohesion. Our mission is to translate these messages into practical, effective and concrete programmes and policies.

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One of the ways that super-rich individuals in Africa are evading tax is through keeping their money in offshore accounts. Goya Bauwens/Flickr

African governments aren’t taxing the rich. Why they should

The number of super-rich individuals in Africa is growing, but they are not paying their fair share of taxes. African governments are losing out on roughly US$15 billion in taxes annually.

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