Monday, June 29, 2020

Tax Collection in Somalia

The Rift Valley Institute published in May 2020 a paper titled "Tax and the State in Somalia: Understanding Domestic Revenue Mobilization" by Sagal Abshir, Khalif Abdirahman, and Hannah Stogdon.

Somalia faces major challenges in creating an effective system of domestic taxation.  Revenue collection by the federal government suffers due to competition it faces from other systems of governance--both traditional and religious, as well as by non-state actors--which also collect taxes, or other financial contributions.  Often, they do this with more efficiency and accountability than the federal government.

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