Thursday, November 04, 2010

Number crunching: aid versus tax

As a reminder of something we've noted before, from our quotations page:
Up to now, support for revenue and customs sectors has attracted a minimal share of aid, of around 0.1% of official development assistance annually.
Jeffrey Owens
, head of tax at the OECD, 2010
And now look at this:
If Africa were a single country, collected taxes represent more than ten times the amount of aid the region receives.
African Economic Outlook, 2010, 60 second guide.
A case of misplaced priorities, perhaps? And here is a related question.


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