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Tax policy in Arab countries

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E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.3
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2014

This paper advocates a sustainable long-term approach to ensure a social protection floor.3 In doing so, it follows the initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations, which are promoting a social protection floor in Arab countries. To fund such social spending, Governments have to build fiscal space. While there are different ways to do so, this paper focuses on revenue mobilization through taxation. The objective of the paper is to analyse the role of tax revenues within a fiscal space context in the Arab region.