failed states Compared by Economy > Taxes and other revenues

DEFINITION: This entry records total taxes and other revenues received by the national government during the time period indicated, expressed as a percent of GDP. Taxes include personal and corporate income taxes, value added taxes, excise taxes, and tariffs. Other revenues include social contributions - such as payments for social security and hospital insurance - grants, and net revenues from public enterprises. Normalizing the data, by dividing total revenues by GDP, enables easy comparisons across countries, and provides an average rate at which all income (GDP) is paid to the national level government for the supply of public goods and services.


1 Iraq 49.2% of GDP 2012
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo 30% of GDP 2012
3 Yemen 24.2% of GDP 2012
4 Guinea 23.3% of GDP 2012
5 Haiti 23.2% of GDP 2012
6 Chad 21.6% of GDP 2012
7 Cote d'Ivoire 21.1% of GDP 2012
=8 Guinea-Bissau 15.9% of GDP 2012
=8 Central African Republic 15.9% of GDP 2012
10 Pakistan 12.4% of GDP 2012
11 Afghanistan 11.3% of GDP 2012
12 Nigeria 8.4% of GDP 2012
13 Sudan 6.6% of GDP 2012


failed states Compared by Economy > Taxes and other revenues


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