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Commitment to Equity, Sustainable Development Goals

IDS blog post: The Sustainable Development Goals – Reject Tax Targeting

The Co-Facilitators of the Third International Financing for Development Conference that will be held in Addis Ababa this coming July, are proposing “tax targeting” as a mechanism to promote equity in developing countries. Mick Moore, Nora Lustig, Richard Bird, Nancy Birdsall, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Richard Manning and Wilson Prichard demonstrate that this tactic would in fact be detrimental to poverty alleviation. See why targeted taxes won’t work here.

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