This report considers how tax and fiscal systems in the Arab region could better support social justice and delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals in the context of economic challenges and Arab movements for social justice. It is part of a wider effort toward promoting tax justice led by the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) with the support of the Ford Foundation and Christian Aid.
“Through this report we aim to support civil society efforts toward promoting tax justice and to invite greater engagement on the subject by civil society in the region and beyond. We highlight how civil society groups can support governments to ensure that tax and fiscal policies are in alignment with national development and human rights commitments.”
Launched in December 2018 in Amman, Jordan, Tax Justice and Sustainable Development in the Arab Region: Lessons from tax systems in four countries is based on research conducted by Dr. Nasser Abdel Karim.
ANND is a regional network, working in 12 Arab countries with nine national networks (with an extended membership of 250 CSOs from different backgrounds) and 23 NGO members. ANND was established in 1997 and its headquarters has been located in Beirut, Lebanon, since 2000.
ANND aims at strengthening the role of civil society and sustainable development in the region, advocating for more sound and effective socioeconomic reforms that integrate the concepts of sustainable development, gender justice, and a rights-based approach.