International conference on responsible taxation in development finance

Added 08 Sep 2016
This one-day public conference concludes a three-year project on establishing responsible tax standards for DFIs, run by Oxfam IBIS in collaboration with Eurodad, Latindadd and Tax Justice Network Africa. The conference will assess progress made on this agenda and discuss what still needs to be done. It aims to gather 80 participants from the development community, including government officials from North and South, parliamentarians, UN officials, and representatives from multilateral and bilateral DFIs, as well as academics, civil society organisations and private sector actors. 

When: 10 November 2016
Where: MCE Conference and Business Centre, rue de l'Aqueduc 118, Brussels

Registration is now closed. 


9.00-9.15 Coffee and registration

9.15-9.30 Welcome and introduction
By Oxfam IBIS and Eurodad

9.30-10.00 Key note speech followed by Q&A with moderator: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

10.00-11.45 Panel 1: Tax in the Agenda 2030 and the Addis Ababa Agenda for Action
Panellists: Adam ElHiraika (Director Macro-Economic Policy Division, UNECA), Alvin Mosioma (Director, Tax Justice Network Africa), Ismaila Diallo (Tax and Properties Inspector, Government of Senegal), Tove Maria Ryding (Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad)

11.45-12.00 Coffee

12.00-13.00 Panel 2 (part 1): Responsible tax practices in development finance
Presentations by Jared Maranga (Policy Lead Tax and Investment, Tax Justice Network Africa), Matti Kohonen (Private Sector Adviser, Christian Aid), Beth McGinley (Senior Compliance Counsel, IFC)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Panel 2 (part 2): Effective due diligence on tax beyond legal compliance
Panellists: Yvonne Bol (Tax Manager, FMO), Matt Fowler (Senior Integrity Officer, IADB), Sara Jespersen (Project Manager on Tax and Development, Oxfam-IBIS), Adhemar Mineiro (Economist at DIEESE)

16.00-16.15 Coffee

16.15-17.45 Panel 3: Tax as development impact of DFIs and measuring development
Panellists: Paddy Carter (Research Fellow, ODI), Kasia Szeniawska (EU Tax Advocacy Officer, Action Aid), Carole Maman (Chief Investment Officer, BIO), Jan Van de Poel (Head of Policy, 11.11.11)

17.45-18.00 Conclusion
Oxfam IBIS and Eurodad

Followed by drinks reception
Moderator: James Crisp (EurActiv)