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TaxParency: How is Tax Revenue Contributing to Local Development in Ghana?

African governments have been urged to increase their revenues. One of the major concerns is whether the increases in tax collection capacity and revenue translate into meaningful development. Isaac Newton Bortey explores the relative size of revenues to spending priorities. In recent years, a sizable amount of taxes collected is used to service existing debts through interest payments. At a regional level, revenues often fall below the necessary amount to drive development.

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Public Expenditure and the Quality of Higher Education in Cameroon and Africa

Higher education has a significant impact on the economy of every country. There is variation across African countries in the budgetary outlays to fund higher education, including the amount of money as well as the proportion of the total state expenditures. Dr. Sophie Ekume Etomes’ data visualization explores the variation across Africa and the capacity gaps in education that are expected to grow as student enrollment increases.

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