The global economic crisis has given a new impetus to dialogue on domestic resource mobilisation in Africa. Lower export revenues, uncertain future foreign investment and aid inflows amidst generally high levels of indebtedness have raised the importance of increasing domestic resources. Africa faces three types of challenges with respect to mobilising additional public resources: structural bottlenecks; an unbalanced tax mix; and the erosion of existing tax bases by excessive granting of tax preferences, inefficient taxation of extractive activities and an inability to fight transfer pricing by multinational enterprises.
Theme analysis by
country and year
Entrepreneurship and industrialisation
Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation
Regional development and spatial inclusion
Global Value Chains and Africa's Industrialisation
Structural Transformation and Natural Resources
Promoting Youth Employment
Africa and its Emerging Partners
Public Resource Mobilisation and Aid in Africa
Innovation and ICT in Africa
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