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Join Dr Jalia Kangave, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and co-lead of the ICTD’s Gender and Tax research stream, as she delivers this exclusive one-hour lecture on the gender dimensions of taxation in low-income countries.


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If there are no explicit biases in tax policy, taxes cannot affect men and women differently
Women in low-income countries typically pay:
Research finds that women are often more likely to face harassment from tax collectors, including sexual harassment.
Informal taxes can only be understood as corruption or extortion.
User fees to access toilets affect women more than men.
Research in Sierra Leone found that female-headed households pay more in informal taxes and user fees in relation to their income compared to male-headed households.
Which of the following is true about women in tax administration?
Research in Uganda found that women working at the tax administration perform better on average than men

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Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

WIEGO is a global network dedicated to improving the working conditions of the working poor – especially women – in the informal economy.

ATAF Women in Tax Network

A forum for African women working on tax issues to connect, collaborate and raise awareness on the gender dimensions of tax on the continent.

World Bank: Gender Equality and Tax Reform

This website contains publications, blogs, stakeholder engagements and research inquiries on the gendered incidence of taxation, the impact of property tax discounts on women’s land ownership and the importance of gender disaggregated data in understanding the gendered impacts of taxation.

OECD: Tax and Gender

The OECD website has various reports, videos, blog posts and information on events on gender and tax including gender balance in tax administration, gender and tax policy and gender-sensitive reforms for tax policy post-COVID 19.

Global Alliance for Tax Justice

The GATJ library contains reports and campaigns that the Alliance has been involved in on gender and tax issues including framing feminist taxation, the Uganda Fair Tax Monitor and CSOs’ position on the IMF’s Gender Strategy.