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Better-designed taxes on motoring can make African countries cleaner, safer and more productive

Warwick, Ross and Nair, Vedanth (2021) Better-designed taxes on motoring can make African countries cleaner, safer and more productive. Africa at LSE (28 Oct 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Increasing vehicle use throughout Africa has potentially large social, economic and environmental costs, particularly in urban areas caused by congestion, accidents and pollution. New research suggests that vehicle taxes in the region commonly fail to address these issues, which are applied predominantly to vehicle imports rather than ownership or usage. Instead, a progressive recalibration of taxes can improve health and transport systems, in many cases raising much-needed revenue for domestic priorities.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 15:54
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2021 15:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112613

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