At IHP+’s innovative financing task force there are interesting discussions on new ways to raise a $50 billion (or so) per year for health in LICs. It seems that the best candidate is a tax on currency transitions, only a very small % could raise $50 billion per year… and not distort business.
I am wondering who is in favour and who against. I would think that countries with “smaller currencies” (e.g. Switzerland and Norway) would proportionally pay more, as they are not part of a huge “currency block” (as $ and € are)…
But this is the best hope for steeply increased funding, and an example of a real “global tax”…

Wim Van Damme

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