Taxing for a More Equal Kenya: A five-point action plan to tackle inequality

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620389
Title:
Taxing for a More Equal Kenya: A five-point action plan to tackle inequality
Author(s):
Ngina Mutava, Catherine; Wanjala, Bernadette
Publication date:
6-Dec-2017
Publisher(s):
Oxfam
Document type:
Briefing paper
Description:

Extreme inequality is out of control in Kenya. Less than 0.1% of the population (8,300 people) own more wealth than the bottom 99.9% (more than 44 million people). Tackling inequality could help to lift millions out of poverty, secure sustainable economic growth and bring the country together. Inequality is not inevitable and the government can reduce it to sustainable levels. This report argues that If Kenya increased its tax-to-GDP ratio by 3 percentage points in 2014 it could have raised enough additional funds to ensure quality healthcare for all Kenyans. By delivering on Oxfam’s five-point action plan to tax and spend effectively, the government would ensure a more equal and prosperous future for all Kenyans.

Pages:
78
DOI:
10.21201/2017.1190
ISBN:
978-1-78748-119-0
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620389
Additional Links:
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/taxing-for-a-more-equal-kenya-a-five-point-action-plan-to-tackle-inequality-620389
Subject:
Inequality
Keywords:
Education; Healthcare; Inequality; Taxation; Fiscal justice
Country:
Kenya
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleTaxing for a More Equal Kenya: A five-point action plan to tackle inequalityen
dc.contributor.authorNgina Mutava, Catherineen
dc.contributor.authorWanjala, Bernadetteen
dc.date.issued2017-12-06-
dc.publisherOxfamen
dc.typeBriefing paperen
dc.description<p>Extreme inequality is out of control in Kenya. Less than 0.1% of the population (8,300 people) own more wealth than the bottom 99.9% (more than 44 million people). Tackling inequality could help to lift millions out of poverty, secure sustainable economic growth and bring the country together. Inequality is not inevitable and the government can reduce it to sustainable levels. This report argues that If Kenya increased its tax-to-GDP ratio by 3 percentage points in 2014 it could have raised enough additional funds to ensure quality healthcare for all Kenyans. By delivering on Oxfam’s five-point action plan to tax and spend effectively, the government would ensure a more equal and prosperous future for all Kenyans.</p>en
dc.format.extent78en
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2017.1190-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-119-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620389-
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/taxing-for-a-more-equal-kenya-a-five-point-action-plan-to-tackle-inequality-620389-
dc.subjectInequalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordEducationen
oxfam.subject.keywordHealthcareen
oxfam.subject.keywordInequalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordTaxationen
oxfam.subject.keywordFiscal justiceen
oxfam.subject.countryKenyaen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
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