A solidarity tax to address the impact of Covid-19 on poverty in the Arab Region - ESCWA

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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/2020/POLICY BRIEF.7


Publication Type: Policy briefs

Cluster: Shared Economic Prosperity

Initiatives: Addressing multidimensional poverty

SDGs: Goal 1: No Poverty

Keywords: Covid-19

A solidarity tax to address the impact of Covid-19 on poverty in the Arab Region

June 2020

High poverty rates coupled with a high concentration of wealth in the Arab region have highlighted the need for stronger civic solidarity and shared responsibility by the general public, the private sector and the State for lifting marginalized people out of poverty. ESCWA proposes a solidarity tax, independent of Arab countries’ existing fiscal space, to close the poverty gap and usher in civic equity

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