WORKING PAPER | AUGUST 2016

Fiscal Histories of Sub-Saharan Africa: the Case of Botswana

The first series looks at the fiscal history of Botswana from a long-term perspective, identifying its continuities and changes. Tracing the history of taxation and the formation of the tax state, the paper follows moments of major social, political, and economic disruption and shows how negotiations between the state and different groups of Botswana’s society shaped the trajectory of taxation in the country.

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