05/10/2017 - The second edition of Revenue Statistics in Africa will be released on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 13h00 (CET). The report will be presented ahead of a technical workshop hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 12-13 October 2017.
Revenue Statistics in Africa 2017 includes revenue data for twice as many countries as the first edition, providing comparable information on tax and non-tax revenue for 16 participating countries: Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda. It also examines changes in both the level and the composition of tax and non-tax revenue between 1990 and 2015.
The approach is based on the methodology used in the OECD Revenue Statistics database. The report includes comparisons with the average for OECD economies and for those featured in Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The report is produced jointly by the African Tax Administration Forum, the AUC and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with the financial support of the European Commission and technical support from the African Development Bank, the World Customs Organization and the Centre de rencontres et d'études des dirigeants des administrations fiscales.
The report contributes to improving the understanding and monitoring of domestic resource mobilisation in Africa, a priority of the 10-year implementation plan of the AUC’s Agenda 2063, the United Nations Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and Sustainable Development Goal 17.1.
Revenue Statistics in Africa 2017 will be under embargo until Thursday 12 October, 13h00 CET (14h00 in Addis Ababa). Advance copies will be available in both English and French.
Please note: The OECD's embargo rules prohibit any broadcast, news wire service or Internet transmission of text or information about this report before the stated release time. They also prohibit any communication of the contents of the report or any comment on its forecasts or conclusions to any outside party whatsoever before the stated release time. News organisations receiving OECD material under embargo have been informed that if they breach the OECD's embargo rules they will automatically be excluded from receiving embargoed information in the future.