The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and UNU-WIDER invite you to attend a seminar on the crucial issue of taxation in development efforts. While progress has been made in many areas, significant challenges remain and their resolution requires, among other things, sufficient revenues. Tax increases, when necessary, must be made in an efficient and equitable manner.
This half-day policy seminar will cover what we currently know while considering what we should know in the future to implement good tax policies in developing countries. It will place tax revenues in context with other funding sources and links tax revenues with private sector development. Key issues in data access and reliability will be reviewed, especially in relation to illicit financial flows. The seminar will finish with examining linkages between managing revenue flows and governance, with a particular reference to extractive industries.
Satu Santala, Director General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Highlights of MFA's tax research collaboration
Hanna Rinkineva, Ambassador, Tax and Development, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland Presentation
The policy agenda
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER Presentation
The data agenda
Jukka Pirttilä, Non-Resident Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER Presentation
The governance agenda
Tony Addison, Chief Economist and Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER Presentation
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Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER