Past Events

Tax Expenditures in West Africa: Key Learnings from the First Regional Workshop

Fiscal, Takeaways, Workshops | Tags: Tax Expenditures
First in the series focused on West Africa, with around 70 participants from 18 countries attending, the First ATI Regional Workshop on Tax Expenditures held in Nigeria (Lagos, 27-28 July, 2022) provided insightful discussions and takeaways ... continue reading

Liberalizing Services Trade. Insights from the OECD STRI

17 February 2022 16:00-17:00 CET | Online
Panel, Trade | Tags: Services Trade, Trade Liberalization
Global services trade regulations showed signs of liberalization in 2021, hitting a pause button on the steady rise in trade barriers witnessed in previous years. According to the recently released 2021 Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI), services liberalization outpaced new restrictions during 2021. This however ... continue reading

Trade in Environmental Services – Lowering the Barriers, Seizing the Benefits

8 December 2021 10:00-11:30 CET | Online
Roundtables, Trade | Tags: Environmental Services, Green Growth, Services Trade
Major disruptions have often triggered technological revolutions and transitions to a new way of organizing production and consumption. The recovery from the Covid-19 crisis is such an opportunity for change. Technologies for a green recovery have matured over the past decade, and popular demand for ... continue reading

Central Banks and Policy Coherence

23 November | Online
Monetary, Roundtables | Tags: Central Banks, Financial Regulation, Governing Finance, Monetary Policy
Modern central banks play an outsized role in our economic development through their central role in both monetary policy and financial regulation. Many are now arguing that central banks should discharge their role in line with public policy on issues such as climate change, greening the ... continue reading

Tax Expenditures and Domestic Revenue Mobilisation

9-11 November 2021 | Online
Fiscal, Workshops | Tags: Domestic Revenue Mobilization, Informality, Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
Tax expenditures (TEs) are tax benefits that governments use worldwide to pursue various policy goals such as attracting investment, boosting innovation and fighting poverty. TEs are costly, as they lower government revenue and the tax liability of the beneficiary. The global average of tax revenues ... continue reading