Taxation and Development

Taxation is often seen as a dry and arcane topic, rarely mentioned in university general curricula on global development. Yet it is of fundamental importance to the big policy challenges of economic and social development. Whether or not we pay taxes – for what, when, and where, how much we pay, why, how willingly and sustainably, how taxes are used, contested, managed, and negotiated, and how taxation evolves – all these aspects (and more) speak directly to the kind of society in which we live, our respective places within them and vis-à-vis others, our basic allegiances and values, and possible alternatives to the status quo. 

This series is organized in partnership with CERDI, UCA, FERDI, and the conference team at GDN.