Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Niger 2017
It is recognised that the mobile industry in Niger has had a transformative effect on the social and economic development of the country. Mobile promotes digital and social inclusion. With higher penetration, many more Nigeriens could benefit from innovative services, increased productivity, and improved access to information. This has been supported by continued investment by the mobile sector, against the backdrop of the Government’s national plan which aims to promote private sector development alongside other strategic goals. Further, the government has commendably set out the target for 100% national coverage and 70% penetration rate by 2021. To support these ambitious goals, GSMA’s recent report by Deloitte – “Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Niger”, examines the role of tax policy in stimulating mobile uptake, digital inclusion, infrastructure investment, employment and broader economic growth.