Expert explains how effective taxation can promote peacebuilding in post-conflict countries

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Shoemakers in Burundi

When a nation has had its administrative and governance systems shattered during war and conflict, how feasible is it to try to start generating revenue locally? Is it right to ask people who are just recovering from war to start paying taxes?

Issues like these were raised during a recent event in New York organized by the UN Peacebuilding Support Office and the International Peace Institute looking at how countries emerging from conflict can strengthen peacebuilding through domestic revenue generation or taxes.

UN Radio's Ben Malor interviewed global expert Kieran Holmes, the main speaker at the forum, who is currently the head of Burundi's Revenue Authority.

Duration: 4’44″

 

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