ITC / ATI Tax and Development Conference 2017

Conference

Cover of ITC ATI Conference Reader

Please download the Documentation of the First ITC/ATI Tax and Development Conference.

Please have a look at conference pictures in our Gallery.

Here you can find the final Conference Programme.

Day 1 – International Support to DRM

Opening of the Conference

Opening remarks, followed by a signing ceremony between the European Commission, the BMZ and the GIZ on enhanced cooperation with regards to the ITC

Hans-Peter Baur, Deputy Director-General, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Erica Gerretsen, Head of Unit, DG International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), European Commission
Host of the opening session:
Mike Falke, ‎Head of Section, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Launch of the 2015 ATI Baseline Monitoring Report and the DRM Database

Jasmin Froehling, Coordinator International Tax Compact

Find the ATI Monitoring Report 2015 here.

Presentation Launch ATI Monitoring Report.pdf

Panel Discussion 1: Towards fulfilling the ATI Commitments by 2020: Taking stock

Are we well prepared to fulfil the ATI Commitments until 2020?

Marine Khurtsidze, Ministry of Finance, Georgia
Logan Wort, Executive Secretary, ATAF
Marijn Verhoeven, Global Tax Team, World Bank
Siphokazi Mthathi, Executive Director, Oxfam South Africa
Steven Rozner, Senior Fiscal Advisor, USAID
Moderation:
Mark Hallerberg, Professor of Public Management and Political Economy, Hertie School of Governance

Breakout Session I: Towards fulfilling the ATI Commitments by 2020

How do we want to fulfil the ATI commitments until 2020?

Group Discussions:

  1. DRM reforms in partner countries
  2. Aid effectiveness of development cooperation in the area of DRM
  3. Enhanced coordination of development partners
  4. South-South cooperation
  5. Measuring progress in DRM reform
  6. Ensuring policy coherence for development

Presentation / Sharing of results from Breakout Session I

Moderators & rapporteurs from Breakout sessions I

Breakout Session I_Summary for Plenary Discussion.pdf

Day 2 – Stepping up DRM in Partner Countries

Panel discussion 2: Priority DRM topics in partner countries

What are the current DRM priorities in partner countries? And what kind of support is needed?

Modeste Fatoing Mopa, Director General, Directorate General of Taxes, Cameroon
Dr Marta Beatriz González Ayala, Deputy Minister, State Secretariat of Taxation, Ministry of Finance, Paraguay
Ben Dickinson, Head of Global Relations and Development Division, OECD
Duncan Onduru, Executive Director, Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA)
David Nguyen-Thanh, Head Competence Centre Public Finance and Administration, GIZ
Moderation:
Nara Monkam, Director Research, African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)

Panel Discussion 2_Stepping up DRM in partner countries_Paraguay.pdf

Breakout session II: Priority DRM topics in partner countries: getting practical

What are current DRM priorities in partner countries? And what kind of support is needed?

  1. Use of ICT for taxing the informal economy: Opportunities and challenges
  2. Integrity in tax administration: The way forward
  3. Topics in international taxation: Partner country perspectives
  4. Tax certainty, tax incentives, tax exemptions: Attracting private sector investment
  5. More revenues for more development: Linking DRM with public expenditure management, accountability and control mechanisms

Market Place

The market place provided all stakeholders a chance to discuss opportunities for collaboration, but also to share success stories, good practices and lessons learnt.

Download here the Market Place concept:
itc-ati-conference-2017_market-place.pdf

Open Space

The open space allowed participants to meet in smaller groups or to organise their own
session to present or discuss specific issues of interest.

UN Tax Committee: Funding meeting

Save the Children: Increasing Civil Society’s Role in ATI at the County Level

IMF: Building Fiscal Capacity in Fragile States

International Tax Compact: Regional tax networks meeting

IBFD: Topics in International Taxation

D.I.E.: Research in the Field of Taxation

Day 3 – Ensuring Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development

Panel discussion 3: Tax aspects of donor-financed projects

What are the pros and cons of seeking tax exemptions for ODA-funded projects? What arethe consequences for partner countries? How to determine the appropriate tax treatment of donor-financed projects?

Jacques Sasseville, UNDESA Financing for Development Office
Liselott Kana, Head of Department of International Taxation, Internal Revenue Service, Chile
Olav Lundstøl, Policy Director Tax and capital flight, NORAD
Moderation:
Victoria Perry, Assistant Director Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

Panel Discussion 3_Tax aspects of donor-financed projects.pdf

Panel discussion 4: Looking ahead

What do we take out of the conference? How can the ATI be developed further for the benefit of all members? What do we want to have achieved until the next ITC/ATI Conference 2019 and what are next steps?

Elfrieda Stewart-Tamba, Commissioner General, Liberia Revenue Authority
Dominic Bourcier, Deputy Director, Global Affairs Canada
Hubert Perr, Head of Sector Domestic Revenue Mobilisation, European Commission
Marine Khurtsidze, Head Of The International Taxation Division, Ministry of Finance, Georgia
Moderation:
Steven Rozner, Senior Fiscal Advisor, USAID