Fair Tax Monitor


The Fair Tax Monitor (FTM) is a program developed jointly by Oxfam and Tax Justice Network Africa with the goal of assessing national tax systems in developing countries and providing a quantitative overview of certain aspects of the system deemed essential. With an emphasis on the responsiveness of tax administrations with regards to the marginalized groups of the countries (particularly the poor and women, disproportionately affected by the growing inequality reinforced by regressive taxation), the FTM also aims to follow up on these analyses by helping NGOs and governments formulate policy recommendations to help make their tax systems more progressive. A 2019 update on the existing methodology has added an increased focus on the use of a gender lens to identify specific tax laws which hinder women's economic development.