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Nilupher Begum was going to Chadpur from Dhaka. After living 5 years in the Capital City, she left the city for economic crisis as the price of shelter, food, health and education facility are higher...

Tax is powerful. We all pay tax, but right now, big companies aren’t paying as much as they should in Uganda and other developing countries. Research shows that Uganda gives away harmful tax incentives and exemptions that could fund the entire health budget almost two times (African Development Bank 2009/2010).

If we collected more taxes, used the money better, prioritized public services in health, education and agriculture - and ended corruption in the public sector - it would benefit all Ugandans, especially the poor communities. It would also make the country more attractive to investors - much more than tax giveaways do.

The power of tax

Tax is powerful. It funds schools and hospitals everywhere. We all pay tax, but right now, big companies aren’t paying as much as they should in developing countries. This takes billions of dollars away from vital public services every year, and world’s poorest people are suffering as a result.

The Promoting Quality Education through Progressive Domestic Resource Mobilisation project is an education and tax justice project funded by NORAD; it involved six different countries: Ethiopia,...
How many international tax scandals will it take, before rich countries are ready to come to the table and negotiate global solutions global tax problems?An intensive four days of meetings and...
The Financing for Development Forum, a 4-day UN meeting where participants from around the world will discuss how we, as a global community, should, can, will finance development, is in full swing.

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The current report is the synthesis of the participatory research carried out as part of the Tax, Privatisation and Right to Education multi country project, and is based on the national reports...
The last decade has revealed scandal after scandal exposing how multinational companies use one country’s tax system, or a combination of several countries’ tax systems, to avoid paying tax in a...