Without raising more taxes, developing countries will remain dependent on aid and trapped in the cycle of poverty.
If all developing countries could raise just 15 per cent of national income through tax, they could raise an extra £100 billion every year. This would be more than all international aid combined and more than enough to meet the Millennium Development Goals on hunger, HIV and AIDS and education.How can poor countries raise more revenue? Countries can increase their tax revenue by:
- improving systems to collect tax
- cracking down on tax dodging by multinational companies
How can I help?
In 2013 ActionAid are working to tackle four big causes of hunger worldwide, which includes tax dodging. Help tackle tax dodging in developing countries and make 2013 the beginning of the end of hunger.
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