OECD: Release of Revenue Statistics in Africa 2022



The seventh edition of the tax policy publication Revenue Statistics in Africa 2022 will be launched on Monday, 14 November 2022 at 14:00 CET.

While governments continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, this report provides an overview of the main taxation trends from 1990 to 2020 in 31 African countries, including Sierra Leone for the first time. This edition includes a special feature on taxation of the informal sector in Africa, a key theme for domestic resource mobilisation given that more than eight out of ten workers are in informal employment.

Revenue Statistics in Africa 2022 is a joint publication by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, the OECD Development Centre, the African Union Commission and the African Tax Administration Forum, and with the support of the European Union. The report also receives technical support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Cercle de Réflexion et d’Échange des Dirigeants des Administrations fiscales (CREDAF). The report and its data contribute to the Pan-African Statistics Programme, a joint effort between the European Union and the African Union to support statistical capacity in Africa. Its approach is based on the OECD Revenue Statistics database methodology, which provides internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures.

Revenue Statistics in Africa 2022 will be under embargo until Monday 14 November, 14:00 CET (Paris time). Advance copies will be available to media the working day before release.

Please note: The OECD’s embargo rules prohibit any broadcast, news wire service or Internet transmission of text or information about this report before the stated release time. They also prohibit any communication of the contents of the report or any comment on its forecasts or conclusions to any outside party whatsoever before the stated release time. News organisations receiving OECD material under embargo have been informed that if they breach the OECD’s embargo rules they will automatically be excluded in the future from receiving embargoed information.