ATI Follow-up Technical Meeting on Tax Expenditures (East Africa)

Building on the Regional Workshop on Tax Expenditures in East Africa that took place in Nairobi, Kenya, in October 2022, the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) together with the Council on Economic Policies and the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), as well as the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) as partners, co-organized a follow-up technical meeting on tax expenditures for the region. The event (by invitation) took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 6-8 December 2023.

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  • The convening in Dar es Salaam is part of a series of regional workshops and follow-up technical meetings on tax expenditures that build on ATI Commitment 3, as well as the Global Tax Expenditures Database (GTED) and the Global Tax Expenditures Transparency Index (GTETI) published by CEP and IDOS. The technical meetings are designed to provide a platform for ATI member countries and other interested governments to exchange with regional partners and international experts on the estimation, reporting, and evaluation of tax expenditures (TEs). The events also serve as a platform to advance collaboration in the field.

    In September 2023 a technical meeting was held for West African countries in Ghana, with a similar format. The full report of the previous workshop in Nairobi is available here.  

  • The report of the workshop is now available for DOWNLOAD.

    Read more about the event on the ATI blog.

  • ATI Follow-up Technical Meeting on Tax Expenditures held in September 2023 in Accra, Ghana.

  • Wednesday, 6 December 2023
    Data Requirements, Benchmarking & Estimation of Tax Expenditures
    08.45-09.30Welcome Address & Introduction
    09.30-10.30Session 1 – TE Developments in Partner Countries
    10.30-11.00Coffee Break
    11.00-12.15Session 2 – Data Requirements for TE Estimation and Evaluation
    12.15-13.45Lunch Break
    13.45-15.00Session 3a – Establishing a Benchmark
    Session 3b – Redesigning Tax Return Forms to Better Capture TE Data
    15.00-15.30Coffee Break
    15.30-17.15Session 4 – Estimating Revenue Forgone (I)
    Thursday, 7 December 2023
    Estimation, Reporting & Evaluation of Tax Expenditures (TEs)
    08.30-08.45Welcome to Day 2 & Setting the Stage
    08.45-10.30Session 5a – Estimating Revenue Forgone (II)
    Session 5b – TEs Pocket Guide for Parliamentarians
    10.30-11.00Coffee Break
    11.00-12.15Session 6 – TE Reporting
    12.15-13.45Lunch Break
    13.45-15.00Session 7 – Ex-ante Assessment of TEs
    15.00-15.30Coffee Break
    15.30-17.15Session 8 –Ex-Post Evaluation of TEs (I)
    Friday, 8 December 2023
    Evaluation and Governance of Tax Expenditures (TEs)
    08.30-08.45Welcome to Day 3 & Setting the Stage
    08.45-10.30Session 9a – Ex-Post Evaluation of TEs (II)
    Session 9b – TE Evaluations for Parliamentarians
    10.30-11.00Coffee Break
    11.00-12.00Session10 – Governing TE Regimes
    12.00-12.30Closing Remarks