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How equitable are taxes in low- and middle-income countries?


Published 22.05.24

What roles does taxation play in reducing high levels of inequality in low- and middle-income countries?

Read "Tax Equity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" by Pierre Bachas, Anders Jensen & Lucie Gadenne here.

Given the high and persistent levels of income inequality in developing countries, how can taxation play a role in reducing inequality? In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Lucie Gadenne discusses how the actual distributional impacts of taxes often differ from their objectives, and outlines the features of developing economies that lead to these deviations.