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Buried Treasure: Improving Tax Collection in Resource-Rich Countries- The Role of Donor Aid

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Buried Treasure: Improving Tax Collection in Resource-Rich Countries- The Role of Donor Aid

Time: October 6, 2016 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Oxfam America
Street: 1101 17th St NW 1300
City/Town: Washington, DC 20036
Website or Map: https://docs.google.com/forms…
Event Type: panel, with, lunch
Organized By: Katherine Stanley
Latest Activity: Sep 27, 2016

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Speakers Ian Gary (Oxfam America, Moderator) Peter Mullins (Deputy Division Chief, Tax Policy, IMF) David Nguyen-Thanh (Head of Public Finances Unit, GIZ - Germany) Saviour Simwanza (Team Leader, Mineral Value Chain Monitoring Project, Zambia Revenue Authority) Tatu Ilunga (Senior Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractive Industries, Oxfam America) Don Hubert (President, Resources for Development Consulting, Canada) To attend via WebEx or in person, please RSVP by October 4. A major source of revenue for many developing countries comes from converting below ground oil, gas and minerals into above ground government budget resources that could be used to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Billions of dollars can be lost, though, through weak government capacity to design and administer revenue collection from these sectors and by corporate behavior designed to reduce tax obligations. Many donors are trying to respond to this challenge, including the IMF's multi-donor Topical Trust Fund on Managing Natural Resource Wealth. This panel will explore aid donor experiences with supporting improved tax administration and collection of extractive industry revenues in developing countries as part of a broader push to increase tax revenues in developing countries. Specifically, we will explore: How effective have donor programs been and how can donors better respond to the needs of tax authorities in resource-rich countries? Are donors meeting commitments under the Addis Tax Initiative? How can donors involve civil society and other actors in the design and implementation of support efforts and how can technical assistance encourage more transparency? Should governments outsource some work - such as complex cost, production or physical audits - to external firms or try to build the competency themselves? How do political questions - and incentives - affect the success or failure of donor aid in this sector?

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