This project which was in partnership with Christian Aid (CA) and Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs (GAWE).  

The project was conceived out of an earlier research conducted by CA titled “Taxation and Development in Ghana.” The project confirmed that taxation is an important catalyst for political accountability and will accelerate progress towards country led development by reducing state’s dependence on donors. 

Given the large percentage of women in the informal sector, the Tax and Gender study implemented by GII among others sort to find out “the impact of taxation on women, and to investigate the costs and benefits of the current tax incentives framework for business women”.

At the end of the project in 2011 an estimated 10,000 business women in 6 regions were captured in this exercise in addition to local tax officials in the selected districts.