Simpler tax systems could increase people´s confidence in authorities

Economy.Tax systems must be easy to understand and the revenues from them used so people see that their taxes benefit society. An expanded property tax, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher Jörgen Levin, could be a clever way to increase African countries' revenues, while improving people's confidence in the tax system.

“ACP system makes Africa punch below its weight”

Africa-EU relations. As Finland prepares for its third EU presidency on 1 July, a roundtable talk in Helsinki discussed Europe’s future partnership with Africa as the existing Cotonou Agreement comes to an end in 2020. Main speaker Prof. Carlos Lopes, the African Union...

Research can help authorities rebuild society

Natural disaster. Tropical cyclone Idai is the latest dreadful example of how extreme weather conditions are becoming more common in Mozambique. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) research shows that people are already taking steps to adapt to climate change. But the most...

Liberia, April 2012. Female construction workers at the Gbarnga Peace Hub, one of five facilities being built with help from the UN Peacebuilding Support Office to increase access access to justice in Liberia. Photo: Emmanuel Tobey, UN Photo.

Ensuring women's access to justice

Gender and law. About half of the people of Sub-Saharan Africa live below the poverty line, and 80 per cent of them are women. Their access to justice is guaranteed by international and domestic laws. But these laws mean little or nothing without government support...

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