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13 December - DFI Tax Database Used for UN-Oxfam Paper

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00

Taxing for shared CoverDFI-Oxfam’s Tax Progressivity Database was used as a technical source for a briefing paper by Oxfam and the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and The Pacific (ESCAP).

Taxing for Shared Prosperity” highlights the increase in inequality in the Asia-Pacific region and offers policy options to close the growing wealth gap between rich and poor. Through the analysis of income and inequality trends, the report calls for governments in the region to take bold policy measures by introducing progressive tax policies, strengthening revenue mobilization and improving tax structure.