Tax Justice Network - Africa

For A Program To Promote More Equitable Tax Systems In Africa

Overview
Tax Justice Network Africa brings together more than 30 civil society groups from 20 African countries to promote socially just tax policies and prevent illicit outflow of government revenues. In the last two years, the network used litigation and evidence-based advocacy to compel as well as encourage the governments of Kenya, Senegal, and Zambia to revisit and renegotiate their double tax avoidance agreements with Mauritius, a tax haven. These tax agreements enable companies and investors to avoid paying taxes in several African countries. The network also trained journalists and parliamentary members on tax justice issues to enable them to play their watchdog roles effectively. This grant will enable the network to work with African tax administrations to close tax loopholes, train watchdog groups on tax justice, and advocate for progressive and pro-poor tax policies. The network will also strengthen the capacity of national tax justice coalitions and enlist the support of media and trade unions to promote responsible tax practices in the region. (Strategy: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability)
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for a program to promote more equitable tax systems in Africa  
Tax Justice Network Africa brings together more than 30 civil society groups from 20 African countries to promote socially just tax policies and prevent illicit outflow of government revenues. In the last two years, the network used litigation and evidence-based advocacy to compel as well as encourage the governments of Kenya, Senegal, and Zambia to revisit and renegotiate their double tax avoidance agreements with Mauritius, a tax haven. These tax agreements enable companies and investors to avoid paying taxes in several African countries. The network also trained journalists and parliamentary members on tax justice issues to enable them to play their watchdog roles effectively. This grant will enable the network to work with African tax administrations to close tax loopholes, train watchdog groups on tax justice, and advocate for progressive and pro-poor tax policies. The network will also strengthen the capacity of national tax justice coalitions and enlist the support of media and trade unions to promote responsible tax practices in the region. (Strategy: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability)
for assessing the data and evidence role in government policies toward fair tax systems in Africa  
Tax Justice Network Africa brings together more than 30 civil society groups from across 16 African countries to promote socially just taxation systems and represent African perspectives in international tax reform discussions. This grant will support a research partnership with the Institute for Economic Justice. The partners will explore whether and to what extent research has influenced (and could influence) government policies toward fair taxation in Africa, and inform advocacy strategies for civil society organizations and other stakeholders.
for a program to promote more equitable tax systems in Africa  
Tax Justice Network - Africa brings together more than 30 civil society groups from across 16 African countries to promote socially just taxation systems and represent African perspectives in international tax reform discussions. This grant will enable the network to advocate for progressive and pro-poor tax policies; it will also support a campaign to reduce or eliminate illicit financial flows from Africa. The network will strengthen the capacity of national tax coalitions and enlist the support of media and trade unions to promote responsible tax practices in the region.

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