Taxation of Tobacco Products in West Africa

In December 2007, Research for International Tobacco Control (RITC) undertook an initiative to understand the critical factors that determine the success of the anti-tobacco campaign in sub-Saharan Africa. This initiative, called the African Tobacco Situational Analysis (ATSA) was financed under project 105819, and involved several research institutions in Africa.

This project aims to breach a major gap revealed by the situational analysis: the failure to take advantage of taxation in the anti-tobacco campaign.

This project aims to contribute to the establishment of conditions favourable to the adoption by West African countries of new regulations enabling an effective and significant rise in the price of tobacco in order curb consumption in the region. It will do so by producing 15 country profiles and a regional profile of tobacco taxation, and by organizing a regional workshop on tobacco taxation in the countries that make of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

It will do so by producing 15 country profiles and a regional profile of tobacco taxation, and by organizing a regional workshop on tobacco taxation in the countries that make of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Project ID

106774

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Thursday, December 22, 2011

End Date

Friday, May 31, 2013

Duration

12 months

IDRC Officer

Geneau, Robert

Total funding

CA$ 476,150

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Program

Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Professeur Abdoulaye Diagne

Institution

Consortium pour la Recherche Économique et Sociale

Institution Country

Senegal

Institution Website

http://www.cres-sn.org