The overall goal of FAIR is to ensure that 'Citizens are empowered to redress inequality of power and influence, so fiscal systems are more progressive, and governments implement tax and spending policies that benefit the many not the few. Our intervention has four long-term outcomes:
- Tax systems generate more revenue and are made more progressive so the tax burden is more evenly shared and inequality reduced, particularly for women
- Budgeting processes become more transparent and spending on progressive public services that tackle gender and economic inequalities increases
- Southern governments, representing the interests of their citizens, are able to influence progressive changes to global tax systems and to resist external pressure to privatize or otherwise limit the provision of publicly-funded essential services
- Oxfam and partners access to skills building, knowledge sharing, evaluation and learning contribute to FAIR's outcomes
In order to achieve our outcomes and goal we have four key strategies:
- Citizen awareness, mobilisation and campaigning for attitude change, engagement and empowerment.
- Capacity and alliance building for citizens and CSOs
- Strengthen dialogue and engagement with key decision-makers and informal power holders
- Research, advocacy and policy-influencing for policy and legislative change.
Activities under FAIR are being implemented in: Burundi, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, OPTI, Morocco, Tunisia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Pakistan, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, Nicaragua, Honduras, Bolivia, Cuba, India and Brazil.