Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization

A new webinar series aims to facilitate a discussion on how domestic revenue mobilization can be supported in the Global South. 

New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization will feature distinguished researchers and leading development specialists. The series is aimed for policy and development cooperation professionals as well as researchers who are interested in hearing the latest insights from UNU-WIDER’s Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme. The programme seeks to help improve developing countries’ tax systems and to strengthen their domestic capacities for revenue collection. 

The monthly webinars cover a range of topics related to the development of tax systems, non-tax domestic revenue mobilization, and political institutions. Each session includes a short presentation and a panel discussion. 


Tuesday 18 April 2023
16:00 UTC+3
Corruption and theft in the global oil and gas sector
With Etienne Romsom (EnergyCC), Giovanna Marcolongo (Bocconi University), Tony Addison (University of Copenhagen, UNU-WIDER)
Tuesday 13 September 2022
16:00 UTC+3
Tax effort revisited: How much tax can low-income countries expect to collect?
With Abrams M.E. Tagem (UNU-WIDER), Kyle McNabb (ODI), Michael Danquah (UNU-WIDER) and Joyce Chuma (Salima Research Consultancy).
Recording (YouTube)
Tuesday 18 October 2022
16:00 UTC+3
World Energy: Looking Ahead to COP27
With Tony Addison (UNU-WIDER), Mahmoud Mohieldin, (UN Climate Change High Level Champion for COP27), Kathryn McPhail and Etienne Romsom (EnergyCC).
Recording (YouTube)
Tuesday 22 November 2022
16:00 UTC+2
Harnessing big data and ICT to boost revenues
With Amina Ebrahim (UNU-WIDER), Jukka Pirttilä (UNU-WIDER & University of Helsinki), Allen Nassanga (URA), Giulia Mascagni (ICTD) and Timo Laukkanen (Finnish Tax Administration)
Recording (YouTube)
Tuesday 13 December 2022
16:00 UTC+2
Social protection and taxation in crises – How can tax-benefit systems support households through crisis?
With Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University), Jukka Pirttilä (UNU-WIDER & University of Helsinki), Gioia De Melo (OECD) and Murray Leibbrandt (UCT)
Recording (YouTube)
Tuesday 7 February 2023
16:00 UTC+2
The potential of domestic savings in the Global South
With Rose Ngugi (KIPPRA), Kunal Sen (UNU-WIDER), Njuguna Ndung'u (National Treasury and Economic Planning, Kenya), Tobias Rasmussen (IMF) and Amir Lebdioui (SOAS University of London)
Recording (YouTube)
Tuesday 21 March 2023
15:00 UTC+2

Paving the way for fiscal capacity
With Antonio Savoia (University of Manchester, UNU-WIDER) Shanta Devaraj (Georgetown University), Kunal Sen (UNU-WIDER), Sansia Blackmore (African Tax Institute), and Anne Mette Kjaer (Aarhus University)