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Tax Side Events: Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation - 2nd High-Level Meeting

 

High-Level Tax Events
2nd High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation

 

Synchronizing efforts for Domestic Resource Mobilisation:

The Role of the Addis Tax Initiative

30 November • 13:30-14:30

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Support to Tax:

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax

1 December • 07:30-08:30

New Partnerships in Tax:

From Traditional to South-South, How New Initiatives Are Helping Finance the SDGs

1 December • 13:00-14:00

 

These high-level tax events to the 2nd High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation were organised by the OECD in partnership with UNDP, UN, WBG, and IMF. They provide an opportunity to bring together senior level figures from governments, regional tax organisations and civil society to discuss the future developments of the TIWB initiative, the Platform for Collaboration on Tax, and the Addis Tax Initiative. 

 

SYNCHRONIZING EFFORTS for domestic resource mobilisation

This side event took place on 30 November from 13:30-14:30 in Aberdares room, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.


The event introduced the latest developments from the Addis Tax Initiative and featured a panel discussion on how to enhance co-operation on tax; the panel included Lilianne Ploumen (Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development) and Winnie Byanyima (Executive Director of Oxfam). 

The side event provided a brief update on the progress of the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) and discussed effective development co-operation focusing on coordinated co-operation efforts in the field of Domestic Revenue Mobilisation (DRM). Short presentations introduced the new DRM database initiated by ATI which provided an overview of technical assistance projects carried out worldwide in the area of DRM as well as a practical guide for operationalising the OECD's "Principles for international engagement in supporting developing countries in revenue matters". The panel discussion and discussion with the audience elaborated on concrete recommendations to improve development partner coordination in the field of DRM by discussing best practices and opportunities for improvement.

 

  Addis Tax Initiative side event
   


Enhancing the Effectiveness of Support to Tax: The Platform for Collaboration on Tax

This side event, organised by the OECD in partnership with UN, IMF and WBG took place on 1 December from 07:30-08:30 in Peacock tent, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

The event introduced the recently established Platform for Collaboration on Tax, which brings together the IMF, OECD, UN and WBG, and discussed their recent report to the G20 'Enhancing the Effectiveness of External Support in Building Tax Capacity in Developing Countries', as well as how to implement the recommendations. 

Improving co-operation to support Domestic Resource Mobilisation is a key part of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and this event sought to encourage further debate between different stakeholders on how to realise the ambition of Addis.

Speakers:

  • Grace Perez-Navarro, Deputy Director Centre for Tax Policy and Administration - OECD
  • Moses Kajubi, Senior Operations Officer Business Taxation - World Bank Group
  • Armando Morales, Resident Representative in Kenya - IMF

  Enhancing the Effectiveness of Support to Tax
   


New Partnerships in Tax: From Traditional to South-South, How New Initiatives are Helping Finance the SDGs

This side event, organised by the OECD in partnership with UNDP and ATAF, took place on 1 December from 13:00-14:00 in the Amphitheatre, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

This event looked at how tax co-operation is encouraging a range of new partnerships to develop. It covered the Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative, the role of the African Tax Administrators Forum and the formal launch of a new South-South co-operation initiative between Kenya and Botswana. 

Speakers: 

  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General - OECD
  • Kennedy Onyonyi, Director of Institutional Development and Capacity Building - ATAF
  • Benson Korongo, Commissioner, Domestic Taxes - Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Elfrieda Tamba, Commissioner General - Liberia Revenue Authority
  • Segolo Lekau, Commissioner, Domestic Taxes - Botswana Unified Revenue Service 

The panel discussion was followed by a signing ceremony between Kenya and Botswana on tax co-operation supported by ATAF and OECD.

New Partnerships in Tax
   

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