First ITC/ATI Tax and Development conference,
Berlin June 14-16, 2017
On behalf of the International Tax Compact (ITC) Steering Group and the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) Steering Committee, we want to express our appreciation for your dedicated participation in our first ITC/ATI TAX AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE on 14-16 June in Berlin/Germany.
The Conference brought together 130 representatives from around 40 countries and more than 35 organisations. Your participation together with your active contributions helped to make this event a great success and we trust that you found your involvement in the conference both valuable and rewarding.
We thank you for your participation, and the sharing of your ideas and expertise.
We would like to extend our special thanks to our speakers and session organisers, to Germany that hosted the conference as part of its engagement during its G20 Presidency, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ), the European Union and the Netherlands who provided financial support, the Asian Development Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) for providing travel costs of partner countries.
The International Tax Compact Secretariat
Please find the documentation of the conference 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.