Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

Revenue Statistics in Africa 2017

Published on October 12, 2017


The publication Revenue Statistics in Africa is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) with funding by the European Union. It compiles comparable tax revenue and non-tax revenue statistics for 16 countries in Africa: Cabo Verde, Cameroon,  the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database which is a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. Extending the OECD methodology to African countries enables comparisons of tax-to-GDP ratios and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among African economies and with OECD, Latin American, Caribbean and Asian economies.


Foreword and Acknowledgements
Executive summary
Tax and non-tax revenue trends, 1990-2015
SPECIAL FEATURE – Domestic resource mobilisation in Africa: Progress made, and long-term challenges
Tax levels and tax structures, 1990-2015
Country tables, 1997-2015 – Tax revenues
Non-tax revenues, 1997-2015
The OECD Classification of Taxes and Interpretative Guide
Interpretative guide to non-tax revenue in Revenue Statistics in Africa
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The Global Revenue Statistics Database

The Global Revenue Statistics Database provides detailed comparable tax revenue data for African, Asian and Pacific, Latin American and the Caribbean and OECD countries from 1990 onwards. The database provides the largest source of comparable tax revenue data, which are produced in partnership with participating countries and regional partners. 

The following documents are also available:

  • A technical paper on the construction of the database: its coverage, sources, strengths and limitations.
  • A high level overview of the features of the Global Revenue Statistics Database with key findings on the tax-to-GDP ratios and tax structures.
  • A more in-depth analysis of the data reporting on Domestic revenue mobilisation: A new database on tax levels and structures in 80 countries (Taxation Working Paper)

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La base de données mondiale des statistiques des recettes publiques

La base de données mondiale des statistiques des recettes publiques présente des statistiques comparables et détaillées sur les recettes fiscales pour les pays d'Afrique, d'Asie et du Pacifique, d'Amérique latine et des Caraïbes et de l'OCDE à partir de 1990. La base de données fournit la plus grande source de données comparables sur les recettes fiscales, données produites en partenariat avec les pays participants et les partenaires régionaux.

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