28 May, 2020

Event details:

When: The event will be held on 28 May, 2020 to 28 May, 2020, and the schedule will be from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Online
Organisation: Financial Transparency Coalition, Oxfam, Public Services International, and The Independent Commission for Reform of International Corporate Taxation
Theme: Debt, Infrastructure, Natural resources, and Private finance
Summary: An expert discussion will consider how to prioritize and identify the reforms and policy innovations on tax

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Amidst an unprecedented global health and economic crisis, policy makers are adjusting to the resource challenges looming over the global economy.

In the Global North and South, the powers of government are being tested to preserve health and livelihoods at all costs. These costs will be immense and are already constraining how policy makers are able to respond. An expert discussion will consider how to prioritize and identify the reforms and policy innovations on tax and transparency that can secure greater revenue or at least ensure less is lost to secrecy and abuse. Examining both concentrations of wealth and corporate revenues, speakers will review the potential of proposed reforms.

The event will be held in English with subtitles in French and Spanish, and takes place from 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm (Coordinated Universal Time).

Speakers include:

  • Jayati Ghosh ICRICT, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Rosa Pavanelli General Secretary – Public Services International-PSI
  • Professor Allison Christians McGill University
  • Logan Wort African Tax Administration Forum
  • Rajat Bansal Department of Revenue, India
  • Wayne Swan ICRICT, Former Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
  • Professor Susan Rose-Ackerman Yale Law School
  • Professor Ingrid Woolard, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Neeti Biyani, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability, FTC member, India
  • Hakin Hamadi, Global Forum, OECD
  • Marilou Uy, Group of 24, G24
  • Alex Cobham Tax Justice Network, FTC member
  • Samuel V. Makwe Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations