Interest in improving tax systems in developing countries is increasing. Achieving the Millennium development goals requires strengthening resource mobilization and donors and international institutions are strongly focused on tax challenges . During the last two decades, reforms have been carried out in most developing countries and several countries have significantly improved their tax performance.
However, raising revenue is not the sole concern and relevant tax policies should avoid worsening distortions and inequities. Moreover, emerging issues (tax competition, trade liberalization, regional tax harmonization, institutional framework for tax policy, etc…) are arising.
In this context, Cerdi, Ferdi and ICTD have joined their expertise in fiscal policy to organize a two days conference on “Tax and Development: Reforming Tax Policy, What Way Ahead”.
This event will be built around the presentation and discussion of research works carried out by experts in the field of tax policy issues. This conference will act as the launch event of the “Centre International pour la Fiscalité et le Développement” (CIFD, francophone side of ICTD).
Convening institutions :
The conference is organized jointly by Ferdi, CERD and the International Center for Tax and Developement (ICTD).
Monday, October 24
- Special address: “Taxation and development: What’s new?” Michael Keen, Senior Advisor, FAD, IMF
Session 1: Decentralized taxation
Session 2 : Implementation of tax policies
Tuesday October 25
Session 3 : Broadening the Tax Base
Session 4 : Other important issues
Mardi 25 Octobre
The convening committee is composed by: