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Boosting revenues, driving development: Join us to discuss!

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In a live-streamed event from 1 pm to 2 pm EST on Friday, April 21, the World Bank will host a discussion of a critical development issue: Taxes. The event, Boosting Revenues, Driving Development: Why Taxes are Critical for Growth, will include an illustrious list of panelists, representing many different perspectives:
  • Gargee Ghosh, Director of Development Policy and Finance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Michael Keen, Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Will Morris, Deputy Global Tax Policy Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Minister of Finance, Latvia
  • Jan Walliser, Vice President, Equitable Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group
John Authers, Senior Investment Commentator for the Financial Times, will moderate.
 
The premise of the discussion is this: That countries need a certain level of tax revenue – 15 percent of GDP – to provide basic services to their citizens, such as education, health care, and road infrastructure.
 
We know that with lower tax revenues it is difficult for governments to function well. We also know, given the global scope and the interconnected nature of the international tax system, that this is not something developing countries can achieve alone.
 
We all have roles in supporting this goal, but what, exactly, are reasonable roles? How should international organizations act? What should donor countries do? How can private sector companies contribute? What is the most productive part that civil society can play?
 
This is the beginning of a conversation, and we hope you will join in. You can do this through Twitter, using the hashtag #Tax4Dev. Or you can ask questions directly on the event page. If you are in Washington, D.C., you can join us in person – please RSVP here
 
However you choose to engage, we hope to see you Friday.
 

Comments

Submitted by Patricio V Marquez on

An important discussion on one of the key issues of the day!. Many thanks Julia for highlighting this event.

Submitted by Ed Bourque on

Hi,

I'm glad to see that the event was recorded. Public services (water, sanitation, health, roads, etc.) do need tax revenue.

Ed
www.edbourqueconsulting.com

Submitted by Angel Mae Roa on

"Hi thank you for the ideas, I'll find time to learn more about revenues and how different kinds of people deal about it. Thanks you for this, this would be a great help for us. Find time to visit our site though, this might somehow help you in your day to day work. Thanks and God Bless

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