Governments in many developing countries urgently need to raise funds to invest in education, health and infrastructure. However, they tend to raise far less as a fraction of their GDP in tax revenue than high income countries. Why is this, and what can be done about it?

In this online talk and Q&A, we discussed why and how taxes need to be designed differently in developing countries faced with high levels of evasion and low state capacity.

A 30-40 minute online talk was given by Vedanth Nair, Research Economist at IFS, on the challenges that governments in developing countries face when trying to raise taxes. 

This event was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

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