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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.

Tax Power

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.

Let’s talk about tax, baby…Tax, it’s a dull subject, right? Technical, full of figures, decided upon by grey men in grey suits in grey offices, far from the reality of people’s daily lives. If this...
Tax and women’s rights are entwined. How tax is spent and raised matters more for women than men. And there is lots of potential for tax to bring about positive change in women’s lives – at the...
The Sustainable Development Goal on education establishes ambitious targets and to finance the achievement of these, we need a radical shift, a rebuilding of confidence in the capacity of the...
What’s a tax treaty?A tax treaty is an agreement between two countries to divide up and limit each country’s’ taxing rights. Among other things, tax treaties regulate when a country can or can’t tax...
As China prepares to host the G20 summit, much of the media attention is focusing on China itself. Preparations for the summit have involved draconian measures, according to this piece in the...