Welcome to our first ITC/ATI Tax and Development conference, Berlin June 14-16, 2017
The conference will bring together around 150 representatives from partner countries and development partners as well as experts, academics and civil society representatives. It will give all stakeholders an opportunity to connect to each other as well as to present their country/organisation and articulate their respective needs and perspectives.
The conference programme will evolve around the three commitments of the Addis Tax Initiative: 1) Doubling Support to Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) in partner countries, 2) Stepping up DRM, 3) Ensuring Policy Coherence for Development. It will combine plenary sessions with interactive formats, peer discussions with thematic sessions. The goal is to further the objectives of the Addis Tax Initiative and contribute to reaching its commitments until 2020.
The conference is hosted by Germany, as part of its engagement during its G20 Presidency. It will be jointly organised by the International Tax Compact (ITC) and the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI), with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ), the European Union and the Netherlands.
Registration for the conference is by invitation only. Logistical information can be found here.
About the ITC and the ATI
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.
The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) is a multi-stakeholder partnership in capacity building in the area of domestic resource mobilisation (DRM) that assembles more than 40 countries and organisations, committed to step up their efforts to enhance DRM in partner countries.
The ATI aims to enable partner countries to more effectively mobilise their own resources for financing development and attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – by increasing technical assistance and by stepping up efforts to enhance domestic resource mobilisation as well as to ensure policy coherence for development. All countries subscribing to the ATI declare their commitment to enhance the mobilisation and effective use of domestic resources and to improve the fairness, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of their tax systems.