CMI Angola Brief 4:2

Fiscal policy is the use of government revenue collection (taxation) and expenditure (spending) to monitor and influencethe nation’s economy.  A major challenge facing fiscalpolicy and implementation of the ongoing non-oil tax reform in Angola is the inability to provide reliable revenue forecasts for planning and budgeting purposes. Accurate revenue forecasts are a key element for the design and execution of sound fiscalpolicies. Large forecast errors can lead to substantial budget management problems. While forecast errors can never be entirely avoided, in Angola budget revenue estimates systematically deviate from actual revenue receipts. This brief argues that a combination of technical and political issues contribute to explain the huge gaps between reported and projected revenues.


Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad is a Research Professor at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, an Extraordinary Professor at the African Tax Institute, and a Senior Fellow of the International Centre for Tax and Development.

Søren Kirk Jensen

Francisco Miguel Paulo

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