Global relations in taxation


  • Tax & Development

    The Task Force on Tax and Development was created following the Joint DAC-CFA meeting in January 2010. Co-chaired by South Africa and the Netherlands, the Task Force’s role is to support the Committees in delivering a programme to strengthen tax systems in developing countries.

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  • Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB)

    In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the OECD has launched a new initiative to help developing countries bolster domestic revenues by strengthening their tax audit capacities. Tax Inspectors Without Borders was launched in Addis Ababa on 13 July 2015 during the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

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  • The LAC Fiscal Initiative

    The OECD’s Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Initiative fosters policy dialogue and peer review in the LAC region covering fiscal, investment, public governance and innovation policies. The sixth LAC Fiscal Policy Forum took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 26-27 September 2016 and brought together tax experts from all over the region to promote tax reform by sharing new ideas and best practices on international tax developments and domestic tax reforms, improving the effectiveness and efficiency of tax systems in the region.

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What do Global Relations do?

Taxation performs a key function in enabling global development underpinning cross border economic activity as well as domestic resource mobilisation and good financial governance.  The Global Relations tax work in OECD has the primary objective of expanding the global dialogue on relevant issues in order to enable the global development and implementation of standards and best practices that work for all, whether OECD countries, emerging economies or developing countries. Find out more


Working in the international tax landscape

At the OECD we strive to produce better tax policies for better lives in a global context with numerous other significant institutions. In order to bring policy coherence and avoid duplication of effort we co-operate with international organisations including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Union. Find out more

Regional initiatives

The OECD during its 50th Anniversary aims at becoming a more effective and inclusive global policy network. In order to achieve this we engage with key partners and we also strengthen our regional initiatives in Latin America, Eurasia, South-East Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, in addition to South-East Asia, which has already been identified as a strategic priority for the Organisation. Find out more


The transparent Global Relations Programme

Transparency and good governance are two key principles for any public organisation and certainly for us too.  The Global Relations Programme, with around 75 week-long events annually, 125 experts and 2000 participants involved, puts valuable resources to work and consequently we are accountable to member countries in general and particularly to donors. Find out more