Fair Tax Monitor
A unique evidence based advocacy tool that identifies the main bottlenecks within tax systems and provides strong evidence for advocacy work at national and international level.
Internationally, the Fair Tax Monitor contributes to global advocacy efforts by providing solid evidence and by showcasing the relative fairness of selected tax systems. The Fair Tax Monitor allows for a comparison of tax policies and practices of different countries, using a standardized methodology and unified research approach. The tool has been produced as part of the CRAFTprogram. On the Fair Tax Monitor website you can already find scorecards for Senegal, Uganda, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The FTM project was developed by Oxfam Novib and Tax Justice Network–Africa in collaboration with partners and Oxfam Country Offices in the pilot countries: Bangladesh (SUPRO), Pakistan (Indus Consortium), Senegal (Forum Civil) and Uganda (SEATINI). Throughout the year partners and Oxfam staff in other CRAFT countries were consulted in the different steps of the development.
The tool relies on the data and analyses presented in the country reports written with a common research framework. At later stages in the project, it will also enable the monitoring of progress in the countries over time. It is anticipated that the project will grow in terms of number of countries and in terms of the quality of the framework and methodology. The project envisions to be regularly updated and to become a reliable source of information and analysis related to fiscal policies and practices.
Project name: Fair Tax Monitor
Period: 2014 - ongoing
Target group: civil society organization, citizens, media
Location: Bangladesh, Pakistan, Senegal and Uganda. We plan to expand to more countries in the near future.