Conference on Capacity Building concerning Taxation

Programme - Draft Agenda

Tuesday 29 May
16.00-20.00 Registration

18.00-20.00 Welcome reception

Wednesday 30 May
8.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-11.00 Plenary Session – Political Leadership: Political introduction and framing of the conference
Room: A1

1. Capacity building in tax administration to combat tax avoidance and tax evasion
Ms Magdalena Andersson, Minister for Finance, Sweden

2. The 2030 Agenda and Financing for Development
Ms Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden

3. Domestic resource mobilization. The importance of political leadership for domestic resource mobilization
Mr. Thabo Mbeki, Former President of South Africa

4. Title. TBC
Harry Tonino, Chief of Capacity Development Unit of the International Tax and Development Cooperation Branch in the Financing for Development Office, UN

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

Effective Implementation of Tax Policy: Capacity building learning by sharing experiences

11.30 -13.00 Breakout sessions 1-3 in parallel:

Breakout session 1: Keys to successful capacity building – experiences from Sweden and Botswana
Theme: Process oriented capacity building.
Room: A1
Breakout session 2: The IMF and Senegal – How technical assistance led to tax administration reform
Theme: Tax Administration Reform

Room: A2
Breakout session 3: The role of regional organisations
Theme: Experience based sharing of capacity building in regions.
Room: A4

Lunch break 13.00-14.30

14.30-16.00 Breakout sessions 4-6 in parallel

Breakout session 4: The importance of effective interaction between government and business
Theme: Tax policy as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the importance of tax certainty
Room: A1

Breakout session 5: The role of civil society in supporting capacity building
Theme: The role of NGOs in capacity building
Room: A2

Breakout session 6: Growing demand for transparency
Theme: This work session aims to identify the benefits from increased transparency in tax administrations
Room: A4


Dinner 18.30 Host: Ms Magdalena Andersson, Minister for Finance.

Thursday 31 May
09.00-10.30 Breakout sessions 7-8 in parallel

Breakout session 7: Digital identification – building trust trough development
Theme: The opportunities of digitalisation to simplify the tax process by integrating tax in normal business transactions.
Room: A2

Breakout session 8: Meeting the challenges of the Addis Tax Initiative
Theme: There is largely a political agreement to the Addis Tax Initiative. But what are the opportunities and challenges at the implementation level?
Room: A1

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-13.00 Concluding session in Plenary
Room: A1

The way ahead to improve capacity building for a more effective tax administration in low and middle-income countries
Conclusions and presentations from the working groups at the conference.

Concluding remarks
Mr. Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Minister of State, Bangladesh
Mr. James A Brumby, Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group

Summary of the Conference on Capacity Building concerning Taxation
Ms. Carin Jämtin, Director General, Sida

13.00-14.00 Lunch
Host: Ms. Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate

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