Briefing Note/Pack

Gender and Tax: Gender Equality Meets Economic Growth

1st March 2022
Author: Evert-jan Quak

Women’s equal participation in an economy means they pay and benefit from fair taxes. Given that gender issues affect every aspect of tax systems, policies and administrations must identify and challenge bias against women. Governments in lowand middle-income countries need support to reform tax policies and restructure tax administrations; not only to tackle gender issues in tax systems, but to use the those systems to promote gender equality.

Suggested Citation

Quak, E. and Smith, B. (2022) Gender and Tax: Gender Equality Meets Economic Growth, K4D Policy Brief, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/K4D.2022.028


1st March 2022


Continent: Global