CRAFT: Research and advocacy for Fair Taxation
Welcome to the Make Tax Fair project. Working to make tax systems more accountable, transparent, fair and pro-poor.
Taxation is the most sustainable, largest and stable source of state income. Tax has a redistributive function and is critical for poverty reduction. Without progressive and effective taxation, pro-poor economic growth and essential services, such as education and health care, are virtually impossible to accomplish.
Tax revenues in developing countries continually fall short of what realistically could be obtained when analyzing these countries' actual productive potential. To address this Oxfam Novib and Tax Justice Network-Africa have developed a project, called “Capacity for Research and Advocacy for Fair Taxation” (CRAFT). Participating countries include Uganda, Mali, Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt and Bangladesh.
The project started in 2012 and has already accomplished significant results, especially with regards to research and mobilizing people. CRAFT aims to promote fair taxation by working together with country specific lead organizations to strengthen civil society.
The CRAFT project has five intervention strategies to strengthen civil society:
- Civic education
- Policy advocacy
- Alliance building
Or visit our website maketaxfair.net for more information about:
- the reasoning behind the project
- the intervention strategies
- the organizations involved in the project
- key project documents
- The Fair Tax Monitor
- Project name: Capacity for Research and Advocacy for Fair Taxation (CRAFT)
- Project period: 2012 - 2018
- Target Group: Civil Society Organizations, Citizens, and Media.
- Location: Uganda, Mali, Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana and Niger.
The CRAFT project falls under the FAIR program and provides the basis for the Finance for Development project.
Co-funding is sought for further implementation of the project. For more information you can contact Ilse Balstra.