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Title: Taxation, aid and democracy. An agenda for research in African countries
Authors: Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge
Therkildsen, Ole
Rakner, Lise
Semboja, Joseph
Keywords: Taxation
Democratisation
Development aid
Namibia
Tanzania
Uganda
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Series/Report no.: CMI Working paper
WP 2000: 4
Abstract: Taxation, 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/234
ISSN: 0804-3639
82-90584-55-5
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