Taxation has been seen as the domain of charisma-free accountants, lawyers and number crunchers – an unlikely place to encounter big societal questions about democracy, equity or good governance. Yet it is exactly these issues that pervade conversations about taxation among policymakers, tax collectors, civil society activists, journalists and foreign aid donors in Africa today. Tax has become viewed as central to African development.
To launch this new book in the African Arguments series, ‘Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development’, the authors and expert speakers will host a panel discussion on the role of taxation in African economic and political advancement.
Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies
Henry Saka, Commissioner of Domestic Taxes, Uganda Revenue Authority
Jalia Kangave, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies
Chair: Chris Cramer, Department of Development Studies at SOAS and Vice Chair of the Royal African Society
Copies of the book will be available for sale.
This event is free but please register your attendance here.