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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  • 6th ITD Conference: Tax and the Environment, 1-3 July 2015

    The 6th International Tax Dialogue (ITD) global conference will focus on 'Tax and the Environment', from 1-3 July, 2015 in Paris, France. The ITD is a joint initiative involving the EC, IDB, IMF, OECD, World Bank Group and CIAT to encourage and facilitate discussion of tax matters among national tax officials, regional tax organisations, international organisations and other key stakeholders.

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  • 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.

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key events


5th Plenary Meeting of the Task Force on Tax & Development • 2-3 November 2015, Paris

This event, focusing on 'Supporting The Sustainable Development Goals', will review progress on tax and development made in 2015, including in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Financing for Development Conference, the Addis Tax Initiative, the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and Tax Inspectors Without Borders.


Launch of Tax Inspectors Without Borders

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.


High-Level Tax Events • 13-14 July 2015, Addis Ababa

The OECD and Global Forum, in partnership with UN-DESA and UNDP are organising three high-level tax events during the Third UN Conference on Financing for Development (FfD). They will provide a critical opportunity to bring together senior level figures from governments, regional tax organisations and civil society to discuss the future developments of the Tax Inspectors with BordersBEPS, and exchange of tax information.

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6th International Tax Dialogue Conference • 1-3 July 2015, Paris

This year’s conference will focus on Tax and the Environment, an issue of growing importance and one which we anticipate will be both relevant and timely in the lead up to the COP21 meeting in November 2015. 


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