Fair Tax Monitor Report

Fair Tax Monitor Report

Paper publication date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Fair Tax Monitor (FTM) project started in December 2014 as part of the CRAFT (Capacity for Research and Advocacy for Fair Taxation) program.

It was developed by Oxfam Novib (ON) in collaboration with Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJNA) and other partner organizations in the pilot countries: Bangladesh (SUPRO), Pakistan (Indus Consortium), Senegal (Forum Civil) and Uganda (SEATINI).
It was initiated as a pilot project to develop a common research framework and an online advocacy tool, and to subsequently test them in practice in the selected focus countries. The project foresees regular updating and becoming a reliable source of information and analyses on fiscal policies and practices, especially related to equitable and fair taxation.

PURPOSE OF RESEARCH
The Fair Tax Monitor's overall goal is to strengthen the advocacy activities at the local and global levels on equitable and fair taxation. It provides an overview of national tax systems, identifies the main challenges they face and charts a new cause of actions that will lead to fair tax systems. The tool provides reliable evidence for the advocacy and lobby work of our partners, which strengthens their position and increases their credibility as well as their influencing power.
Furthermore, the FTM compares key elements of tax systems and thus complements the activities of Oxfam's global 'Even it Up!' campaign as well as the realisation of TJN-A's activities at the African level.