Revenue Statistics in Africa 2022

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This annual publication compiles comparable tax revenue and non-tax revenue statistics for 31 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, Sierra Leone South Africa, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda. The report extends the well-established methodology on the classification of public revenues set out in the OECD Interpretative Guide to African countries, thereby enabling comparison of tax levels and tax structures not only across the continent, but also with the OECD, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific. Data on African countries presented in this publication are also included in the OECD’s Global Revenue Statistics database, which is a fundamental reference for analysis of domestic resource mobilisation. This edition includes a special feature on taxation of the informal sector in Africa. The publication is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, the OECD Development Centre, the African Union Commission and the African Tax Administration Forum, with the financial support of the European Union.


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Efficient taxation of the informal sector in Africa

This chapter is based on the Guidebook on the Efficient Taxation of the Informal Sector in Africa (hereafter, the Guidebook, produced by the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and on ATAF’s presentation and discussions during the Revenue Statistics in Africa Webinar 2022 (2-3 June 2022).3 The chapter articulates the rationale for taxing the informal sector in Africa and provides an overview of good practices and African experiences in this area. It includes short case studies from three countries – Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria – that are based on interventions during the same Webinar.

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