Fuel Taxes and Road-User Charges in LDCs: Some Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

Fuel Taxes and Road-User Charges in LDCs: Some Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

The road damage externality is much more important than the urban congestion problem in less developed countries, in sharp contrast to the experience of the developed countries. There is no justification for petrol taxes to exceed the taxes imposed on diesel fuel.

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