Revenue Statistics in Africa 2019


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Revenue Statistics in Africa is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) with the financial support of the European Union. It compiles comparable tax revenue and non-tax revenue statistics for 26 countries in Africa: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database which is a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. Extending the OECD methodology to African countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among African economies and with OECD, Latin American, Caribbean, Asian and Pacific economies.

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Tax revenue trends, 2008‑2017

Achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implementing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda call for mobilising additional finance, in particular domestic resources, to fund public goods and services. Taxation provides a predictable and sustainable source of government revenue, in contrast with the volatility of other important sources of public revenues, such as official development assistance and mineral royalties. This report presents an internationally comparable set of indicators on tax and non-tax revenues which can be used to track progress on domestic resource mobilisation (as envisaged in the SDGs, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda as well as related initiatives such as the Addis Tax Initiative) and to inform tax policy and reform.

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