After receiving the CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize from the University of Bergen (Norway) for their recently launched book ‘Tax Justice and Global Inequality – Practical Solutions to Protect Developing Country Revenues’, the researchers Krishen Mehta, Esther Shubert and Erika Dayle Siu donated the monetary award sum of 25,000 NOK to the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ) “to celebrate the organisation’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize and honour its contribution to tax justice”.
“Covering such important topics as natural resource management, representation in global tax institutions and effective strategies for building and protecting tax bases, this book deftly brings together expertise from a variety of countries and disciplines”, the prize letter reads. “It explores the options available to developing countries and provides a basis for concerted action by tax authorities, policy makers, academics and civil society experts to design tax systems that can sustain a just society.”
“This book argues that, for developing countries to achieve social justice and lasting prosperity, they must take control of their own tax destinies, and that this will also be crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Marking the great importance of topics raised by this timely book, the GRIP [Global Research Programme on Inequality] Secretariat considers this book to be worthy of receiving the CROP Prize money award”, the letter states.
The Global Alliance for Tax Justice congratulates the authors and editors for their timely work and is very grateful for this donation.
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Krishen Mehta (editor): “If we look at the future we are going to leave to our children, we will only agree that tax justice is a very important component of that future. Without tax justice the countries do not have the resources necessary to provide its citizens with the means for a better, more rewarding and fulfilling future.”
Erika Dayle Siu (editor): “This volume features a new generation of authors largely women from the Global North and South. They not only have subject matter expertise but also a genuine concern for responsible development, the environment, public health, fair trade agreements and the fulfillment of human rights. All of these issues are interconnected and they are impacted by international and domestic tax policies”