Developing countries lose more to tax dodging than they receive in aid each year.
This is enough extra money to:
- Stop AIDS in its tracks AND
- Give a basic education to the 72 million kids that currently miss out AND
- End Hunger. Twice.
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To have a serious impact on poverty, poor countries need to invest in essential public services: they need teachers, doctors, roads and water.
Tax revenues in poor countries should be enough to pay for the services that rich countries take for granted.
At the moment too much of this revenue is lost through tax avoidance and evasion, given away in tax concessions to multinational companies, or not raised in the first place because of weak policies and administration.
In the long term, developing countries will only break free of dependency on aid if they’re able to raise enough revenue from tax themselves.
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