Promoting revenue transparency and accountability

South African Resource Watch

SARWatch will advocate for greater fiscal space and responsive taxation to allow African countries to optimise mineral taxes. Translating mineral wealth into overall economic development and enriching the lives of citizens remains difficult for many resource-rich African countries. Two key challenges facing African countries are, first, how to design and balance the revenue-sharing arrangements between host country and investors, and second, how to collect and manage the revenues for optimal public benefit. Reducing corruption and maximising revenue are two key areas, and SARWatch will invest in exposing corruption, working to promote the optimisation of revenue accruing from mineral resource extraction.