The OECD International Academy for Tax Crime Investigation is an integral part of the OECD’s Oslo Dialogue initiative which supports countries in their combat against tax crime and other financial crimes through three key pillars: (i) standard setting; (ii) capacity building; and (iii) evaluation and impact measurement. More specifically, the Academy supports the capacity building pillar with respect to the enforcement of tax crimes.
The Academy was launched in Ostia, Italy, in 2013, hosted by the Guardia di Finanza, to enhance the capacity of law enforcement authorities to combat tax and other financial crimes.
Since its inception, there has been a steady increase in demand for participation in the Academy and a corresponding rise in political support for such capacity building efforts, including in the G7 and G20. As a result, the OECD and key partners have moved to expand the Academy through the establishment of three new regional centres for Africa (Nairobi, Kenya); Latin America (Buenos Aires, Argentina); and Asia Pacific (Tokyo, Japan).
Please note: Courses taking place at the regional Academy centres are restricted to authorities from those regions whereas the international centre in Italy is open to all jurisdictions.