The Academy’s mission is to support developing jurisdictions in their enforcement of tax crimes and other financial crimes, thus stemming illicit financial flows, increasing domestic resource mobilisation, and building greater trust and confidence in the fairness of the tax system and the government as a whole. The Academy seeks to achieve this by providing law enforcement authorities with the core skills required to combat tax and other financial crimes and empowering them to implement and share this knowledge in their day-to-day roles.
The first International Academy centre was established in Ostia (Rome), Italy in 2013. Since its inception, there has been a steep increase in demand for participation in the Academy and a corresponding rise in political support for tax crime capacity building efforts, including in the G7 and G20. As a result, the OECD and key donor 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).
Despite its rapid expansion in recent years, demand for participation in the programme continues to rise. To meet increased demand, the Academy now offers a combination of both on-site and virtual courses.
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.
As a capacity-building programme, the Academy is financed exclusively from both in-kind and voluntary contributions from donor partners. Various government entities, including tax administrations, development agencies, and ministries of finance and foreign affairs are already funding the Academy’s activities across the globe. To ensure that the Academy can continue to meet growing demand further funding is needed to support developing jurisdictions’ fight against illicit financial flows.
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