Revenue Statistics in Africa 2020


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The publication 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 governments of Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It compiles comparable tax revenue and non-tax revenue statistics for 30 countries in Africa: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, 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. 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.

SPECIAL FEATURE: COVID-19 and AfCFTA: Risks and opportunities for domestic revenue mobilisation in Africa

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Executive summary

Achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implementing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 require mobilising additional finance, in particular domestic resources, to fund public goods and services. This report presents internationally comparable indicators on tax and non‑tax revenues that can be used to track progress on domestic resource mobilisation (DRM) and to inform tax policy analysis and future reform. Additionally, it provides an important backdrop in understanding the fiscal capacity of the African region to respond to the COVI D‑19 crisis. The report and its data also contribute to the implementation of the Pan‑A frican Statistics Programme, a joint effort between the European Union and the African Union to support statistical capacity in Africa.

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