Implementing the Marshall Plan with Africa Increasing domestic revenue

In addition to private investment, tax revenues also play an important role in financing sustainable development.

Training of administrative staff

Training of administrative staff

Training of administrative staff

At the moment, however, African countries are missing out on some 100 billion US dollars in tax money each year – double the total amount of all development funding they receive in a year.

The BMZ is therefore working to support efforts – including in the context of the G20 – to fight tax avoidance and generate more domestic revenues in African countries. The training of officials working in tax authorities, courts of audit and ministries of finance is being supported throughout Africa.

With German support, the government of Ghana has, for instance, launched programmes to adapt the country's fiscal, financial and budgetary systems to the principles of good governance.