Tax for Development: Strategy

Portfolio Strategy 2020-2025.

About the publication

  • Published: April 2020
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  • Type: Strategies
  • Carried out by: Norad
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  • Theme: Tax Mobilisation
  • Pages: 34
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  • ISBN: 978-82-8369-027-9
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Norway’s Tax for Development (TFD) programme is the Government’s response to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda for Financing for Development. The programme recognizes that increased domestic resource mobilization is crucial to finance the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

There is currently a significant financing shortfall for the SDGs. This shortfall must mainly be covered by domestic resources, first and foremost by taxes.

Tax collection in many low-income and lower middle-income countries are lower than the predicted capacity, implying a room for improvement.

  • The overall goal of the programme is to enable development countries to improve financing for national development priorities and the SDGs through increased tax revenue and a strengthened social contract.
Published 04.05.2020
Last updated 04.05.2020