K4D Tax and Gender Learning Journey

Gender and Tax: Gender Equality Meets Economic Growth

Published on 1 March 2022

Women’s equal participation in an economy means they pay and benefit from fair taxes.

This policy brief from the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) Programme shares key messages and recommendations for more gender-inclusive tax programmes.

Given that gender issues affect every aspect of tax systems, policies and administrations must identify and challenge bias against women. Governments in low- and middle-income countries need support to reform tax policies and restructure tax administrations; not only to tackle gender issues in tax systems, but to use the those systems to promote gender equality.

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Quak, E. and Smith, B. (2022) Gender and Tax: Gender Equality Meets Economic Growth, K4D Policy Brief, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/K4D.2022.028

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Evert-jan Quak

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