Workshop Session 1
October 6, 16:30 – 18:00, Venue: Neue Mälzerei/Elysium
Maurice Ochieng, Technical Advisor, Good Financial Governance in Africa (GFG)
Sook-Jung Dofel, Project Leader, Cameroon, Bilateral Program
Birger Nerre, Senior Project Leader, Serbia Bilateral Program
Nina Korte, Advisor, SP Good Financial Governance – HQ
Joerg Wisner, Advisor, Centro Interamericano de Administraciones Tributarias, CIAT
Susanne Thiel, Planning Expert Tax Reform, KC Public Finance & Administrative Reform – HQ
Ellen Kallinowsky, Chief Technical Advisor, Nepal. Bilateral Program
Michaela Ungerer, Technical Advisor, GFG in Africa, South Africa, Regional Program
David Nguyen-Thanh, Head of Section Public Finance and Administrative Reform
Marcio Verdi, Executive Secretary, CIAT
Logan Wort, Executive Secretary, ATAF
The workshop will explore the importance of good financial governance in revenue mobilization and discuss options to address tax evasion and avoidance at national, regional and global levels and the value of exchange of tax information.
Pressure is mounting for developing countries to improve infrastructure and delivery of public goods and services as citizens demand more accountability, transparency and good governance from the State. Taxation remains one of the best options for raising funds for the State.. However, domestic resource mobilization at national level is at risk due to increased cross-border activities.
Complex and aggressive tax planning schemes pose a challenge to tax collection capabilities of revenue administrations.
There are global initiatives to combat tax evasion and avoidance on cross border taxation.
Relevance and Opportunities
Debates on combating illicit financial flows (IFF), transfer pricing (TP), base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) together with automatic exchange of information (AEOI) and the Financing for Development (FfD) process are high on the global agenda on Tax & Development championed by the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), Inter-American Centre of Tax Administration (CIAT) and other international organizations including the United Nations (UN), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and International Tax Compact (ITC).
GIZ programs on Good Financial Governance are supporting revenue mobilization projects worldwide through regional and bilateral programs.