About Tax Justice Network - Africa

Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) is a Pan-African initiative established in 2007 and a member of the global Tax Justice Network. TJN-A seeks to promote socially just, democratic and progressive taxation systems in Africa, advocating for pro-poor tax regimes and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilization. TJN-A aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and aggravate and perpetuate inequality

Thematic Areas

  • Part of existing strategies used by governments to foster private sector-led economic growth has been to engage in tax competition.  Tax competition takes place when countries (or
  • The relationship between the level of domestic democratic accountability in a country, and the source and manner of collection of public money has been well-documented.  Evidence has
  • Illicit financial flows are amounts of income, which are legally or illegally earned in a country, and are illegally transferred out of that country’s jurisdiction in an effort to conceal
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Africa Rising? Inequalities and the Essential Role of Fair Taxation
This report investigates the issue of income inequality in eight sub-Saharan African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe). While there is growing public recognition that inequality is the issue for our time - both globally and in sub-Saharan Africa – there is little definitive analysis of income inequality trends on the continent. In particular, this report seeks to locate an analysis of tax systems in sub-Saharan Africa in the context of these economic inequalities, given the primary importance of national tax systems in redistributing wealth. The report looks at national taxation systems and international taxation issues – and, critically, the relationship between them.
Africa Rising. Inequalities and the essential role of fair taxation.pdf1.01 MB