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Global Forum’s capacity-building activities to support tax transparency deliver impactful results


13/02/2023 – The 2023 Global Forum Capacity Building Report published today sheds light on the Global Forum’s capacity-building and outreach activities carried out throughout 2022 in support of the global implementation of the tax transparency standards (exchange of information on request (EOIR) and automatic exchange of financial account information (AEOI)).

The Global Forum capacity-building activities are empowering jurisdictions in their fight against tax evasion and other illicit financial flows, ultimately helping them enhance their domestic resource mobilisation. Globally, developing countries have identified at least EUR 30 billion through voluntary disclosure programmes and offshore tax investigations since 2009.

Key deliverables and major achievements include:

  • 76 developing countries received bilateral technical assistance in 2022, the highest number ever reached.

  • Over 10 400 officials have been trained in 2022.

  • 7 e-learning courses issued and taken by 8 300 officials since 2019.

  • Beneficiaries of the capacity-building activities rated them 4.7 out of 5 in 2022.

The Global Forum Secretariat continued its outreach efforts towards ministers, heads of tax administration and senior officials from jurisdictions and development partners in 2022 to advance the global tax transparency agenda. This work accelerated the transparency agenda, with significant developments in multiple jurisdictions:

The Global Forum expanded its regional initiatives in 2022, with the launch of the Asia Initiative following the successful implementation of regional programmes in Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands. These initiatives hastened the involvement of regional organisations and national tax authorities, ultimately helping countries tackle tax evasion and avoidance in support of domestic revenue mobilisation. In addition, the Secretariat invested in new programmes to address two major challenges faced by Global Forum members: 1) turnover in workforce and 2) gender equality. The Train the Trainer and Women Leaders in Tax Transparency programmes, aimed at improving knowledge and favouring skills transfer in member jurisdictions, had a great impact:

  • The 69 participants in the 2022 edition of the Train the Trainer programme, launched simultaneously in Africa, Asia and Latin America, collectively trained close to 2 200 officials.

  • The pilot edition of the Women Leadership in Tax Transparency programme, a flagship initiative for the promotion of female leadership in tax transparency and exchange of information, was delivered to 22 female tax professionals from 22 developing countries.

The Global Forum capacity-building programme is primarily funded by voluntary contributions and grants, through generous contribution from the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Senegal, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Their continuous backing and trust are critical to the short and long-term support provided to developing jurisdictions.

For further information, journalists are invited to contact Grace Perez-Navarro (+33 1 45 24 18 80), Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, or Zayda Manatta (+33 1 45 24 82 29), Head of the Global Forum Secretariat.


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