About the ITC
The International Tax Compact (ITC) is an informal platform that aims to enhance domestic revenue mobilisation in partner countries, and to promote fair, efficient and transparent tax systems.
The ITC brings together a broad variety of actors from development partners and partner countries working in the field of tax and development, including policymakers, administrators, experts, academics as well as civil society and private sector representatives.
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has launched the platform in 2009 and commissioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to facilitate the ITC Secretariat. Since April 2017 the European Commission is supporting the ITC through a co-financing agreement. The Netherlands provide in-kind support.
The following five principles guide the work of the ITC:
- Neutral. The ITC is a neutral platform without specific position to push forward. It can therefore act as a broker and mediator from a neutral position.
- Inclusive. The activities and services of the ITC are open to all stakeholders in the area of tax and development.
- Demand-driven. The activities of the ITC are based on the needs of development partners and partner countries and are always implemented in close cooperation with one or more stakeholders.
- Complementary. In order to avoid duplication, the ITC always coordinates its activities with the other stakeholders in the area of tax and development.
- Global. ITC activities generally take place at the global level.