Book launch in Oslo – Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development
About the event
Taxation is foundational to the social contract between states and citizens, and central to the processes of state-building and accountable governance. It is also key for increasing equity and financing sustainable development.
The newly published book, Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development, offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the crucial debates around taxation and development in Africa. Written by leading international experts, it examines issues from tax evasion by multinational corporations and African elites to how ordinary people navigate complex webs of ‘informal’ local taxation, examining the challenges and the potential for reform.
On 7 November, authors Mick Moore and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad will present their book at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) as part of the conference The New Politics of Development: Fragility, Taxation and State-building. Arvinn Gadgil, Senior Adviser at Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will act as a discussant, and Merima Ali, Senior Researcher at the Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI) will moderate.