Tax Reforms in Ghana
Robert Osei () and
Peter Quartey ()
No RP2005-66, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)
Ghana's tax reforms constitute the major policy instrument needed to accelerate growth and poverty reduction. Over the past two decades, the government has consistently spent more revenue than it is able to generate and the gap is often financed with foreign aid which has perpetuated the country's aid dependency. Two options can be explored to reduce the gap between government revenue and expenditure; generate more revenue or reduce government expenditure.
Keywords: Economic assistance and foreign aid; Public expenditures; Poverty; Taxation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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