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Blog: Transforming Armenia's tax and customs administration

In this blog, learn how GTP supports Armenia in reforming its tax system.

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Research: How Do Agricultural Import Tariffs Affect Men and Women Smallholders? Evidence from Bangladesh

Learn from this Bangladesh study how variation in import tariffs on agricultural inputs can affect agricultural employment and production differently for men and women.

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Case Study: Strengthening Personal Income Taxation in Senegal

This case study examines new administrative tax data to describe the current state of the personal income tax (PIT) in Senegal, and discusses ways in which it can be improved.

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Gender and Taxpayer Study in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan in Preparation for the One Stop Taxpayer Facilitation Centers

This study examines the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government’s efforts to facilitate women’s voluntary tax compliance by understanding their constraints, and the gender gaps in access to digital technologies.

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Knowledge Note: Gender and Property Taxes in São Paulo

New evidence on property ownership and taxation patterns across genders in São Paulo (Brazil), the largest city in the Americas, with 12 million inhabitants.

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Measuring Tax Progressivity in Low-Income Countries

From this paper, learn more about a set of metrics to assess tax progressivity in low-income International Development Association (IDA) countries.

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GTP Health Taxes Knowledge Note Series

This new knowledge note series provides policymakers with an overview of relevant issues and feasible policy choices in setting health taxes.

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VAT Digital Toolkit for Africa

The new VAT Digital Toolkit for Africa, supported by GTP and published in partnership with OECD, provides guidance for a comprehensive VAT strategy for e-commerce.

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Global Tax Program 2022 Annual Progress Report

This report provides an update on the progress of the activities undertaken by the Global Tax Program in the Fiscal Year 2022.

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The Minimum Global Tax: From Agreement to Implementation

The new working paper, supported by the Global Tax Program, provides an overview of the global minimum tax and a framework for implementation and evaluation options.

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Welcome to the Global Tax Program

Global Tax Program Identifier

The Global Tax Program (GTP) supports advisory services and technical assistance focused on strengthening tax institutions and mobilizing revenues fairly and efficiently at the international and domestic levels.

Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) is a central pillar of the global 2030 Financing for Development agenda, reflecting the financing needed in many developing countries to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Global Tax Program serves as a key vehicle to delivering the Bank’s domestic revenue mobilization (DRM) Approach. This approach is centered around supporting countries’ efforts in raising more and better revenues to achieve the SDGs by (i) promoting fairness, equity, and inclusive growth, and (ii) ensuring a stable, predictable, and sustainable fiscal environment.

Taxes have a key role to play in making growth sustainable, inclusive, and equitable, especially in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, and through such efforts as greening of tax systems, curbing consumption of unhealthy products, gender equality, and fighting tax evasion and avoidance.

At a Glance:

The World Bank`s Global Tax Program Umbrella

Global Tax Program (GTP), housed at the Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Unit of the World Bank, was launched in 2018 and has $90M+ in contributions from ten development partners.

The GTP portfolio consists of Bank-executed advisory and technical assistance projects, currently standing at 78 project activities in over 85 countries.

The DRM Pillar helps countries in strengthening their tax systems with evidence-based, comprehensive, and sequenced reform programs at global, regional, and country levels.

A temporal GTP Fiscal Policy Pillar was launched in 2021 to support governments in mitigating the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Environmental Tax Workstream provides critical insights to countries considering tax reforms that enhance growth and steer their economies onto a green, resilient, and inclusive development path.

The Gender Equality and Tax Reform Workstream seeks to help low- and middle-income countries formulate fiscal policies and practices that contribute toward the achievement of gender equality goals.

The Health Tax Workstream supports country efforts in introducing and/or increasing in reforming excise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).

Our Partners

The Global Tax Program Multi-Donor Trust Fund is generously supported by the governments of Denmark, France, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom as well as Bloomberg Philanthropies.

These Development Partners are part of the GTP’s Steering Committee (SC) which is the key oversight body of the Program, providing strategic guidance and monitor progress on the activities funded under the GTP. Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) partners (IMF, OECD, UN) are also included in the GTP SC Meetings as observers.

Global Tax Program Development Partners

GTP Annual Reports & Evaluations

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Global Tax Program 2022 Annual Progress Report

The FY22 Annual Progress Report provides an update on the progress of the activities undertaken by the Global Tax Umbrella Program (GTP Umbrella) during the period of July 2021 – June 2022.
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GTP Mid-Term Evaluation Final Report

This evaluation report distills lessons learned from the first few years of implementation of the Global Tax Program. The report consists of two main parts: a GTP-wide assessment and a bottom-up assessment of individual GTP-funded projects (case studies).
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Global Tax Program 2021 Annual Progress Report

The FY21 Annual Report provides an update on the GTP Umbrella and its activities’ progress, status of development partners’ contributions, the expenditures realized during the review period. This year’s report covers the Fiscal Year 2021.
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Global Tax Program 2020 Annual Progress Report

This annual report provides an update on the progress of the activities undertaken by the Global Tax Program (GTP Umbrella) during the period July 2019 – June 2020 and outlines the workplan for the next four years.
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Global Tax Program 2019 Annual Progress Report

In this annual report read about the highlights and results achieved by the GTP during the Fiscal Year 2019.
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