In Nicaragua, a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) led by Coordinadora Civil and Instituto de Estudios Estratégicos y Politicas Públicas (IEEPP) has long worked to improve education in the country through campaigning for increased public spending. Coalition partners have recently decided to address tax policy issues and include tax reform as a specific part of their advocacy. This is a result of their problem and solution analysis, which led them to see that tax policies – specifically, the level of tax collection and the inequity within the tax system – are fundamental obstacles to increased spending on education.