Taxes and Development: The Promise of Domestic Resource Mobilization
Please join us for an expert panel discussion and the release of CSIS' new paper, Taxes and Development, The Promise of Domestic Resource Mobilizaton. From 2000 to 2012, tax revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa grew from $140.8 billion to $530 billion. In the same period, ODA flows increased from $20 billion to $54 billion. As aid levels from wealthy nations remain uncertain and the global community increases a focus on country-led development, nations have an impetus to finance their own development, through improved tax collection and public financial management, in order to provide citizens with reliable public services.
CSIS' new paper explores how domestic resource mobilization (DRM) fits into the current development finance landscape, how DRM emerged as a development priority, and how donors such as the United States can better support efforts to reduce reliance on aid and increase government capacity, transparency, and accountability.
This event is part of CSIS’s ongoing “Chevron Forum on Development” series, which seeks to highlight the role of the private sector in global development.
Opening Remarks By:
Senior Adviser for Development,
U.S. Department of State”
Director of Aid Effectiveness
Division Chief, Revenue Administration,
International Monetary Fund
Office Director, Economic Policy
U.S. Agency for International Development
William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development
Center for Strategic and International Studies
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