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UNU-WIDER at the Dialogue on Tax and SDGs conference

14-17 November 2023, New York, USA and online

UNU-WIDER at the Dialogue on Tax and SDGs conference

Columbia University and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organise the second high-level Dialogue on Tax and SDGs event in New York on 14-17 November. UNU-WIDER organises a session on digitalization, AI and the future of tax administrations on Friday 17 November at 2-3:30pm (UTC-5). The event can be followed online here.

2023 edition of the Dialogue on Tax and SDGs aims to deepen the understanding of the complex relationship between tax and Sustainable Development Goals. This platform brings together global policymakers, administrators, diplomats, thought leaders, and emerging talents from across the globe for bold dialogues and actionable solutions to forge interdisciplinary approaches to tax and explore innovative tax measures that can drive sustainable development.

The Dialogue will delve deep into the strategic role of tax policies and administration in building fairer societies supported by efficient, just and robust tax systems. It will tackle pressing issues such as climate financing, privatization of tax administration, inter-generational debt impacts, and harnessing tax measures for SDG financing.

The Dialogue will also spotlight the transformative power of taxation in economic and social spheres, underscore the necessity for transparency and accountability, and discuss the crucial role of media in garnering political support for SDG-oriented taxation. Academic speakers of the conference include Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), Mariana Mazzucato (University College London) and Jayati Ghosh (University of Massachusetts).

Digitalization, AI and the Future of Tax Administrations

Time: Friday 17 November 2023 at 2-3:30pm (UTC-5)
Place: UNDP, New York and online

UNU-WIDER and UNDP organise a joint session on digitalization, AI and the future of tax administrations. Presentations at the session are given by UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Amina Ebrahim and Micah Gaalya, Technical Expert of the UNDP Tax for SDGs Initiative. 

Other speakers of the event are Allen Nassanga, Assistant Commissioner of Uganda Revenue Authority; Emeka Nwankwo, Manager, Domestic Taxes, African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF); and Edmund Burchard Kawamala, Deputy Commissioner, Domestic revenue, Tanzania Revenue Authority. The event is moderated by Nina Stranzenbach, Global Coordinator of Tax Inspectors Without Borders, UNDP.

The session is part of the Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project, which is part of UNU-WIDER's research and capacity development programme on domestic revenue mobilization (DRM), funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (Norad).