The Addis Tax Initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to enhance domestic revenue mobilisation in partner countries.


The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) is a multi-stakeholder partnership aiming at enhancing domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) in partner countries. Committing to the Addis Tax Initiative fosters partner countries’ efforts to increase reliance on domestic revenue to fund their development agenda and meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

The Addis Tax Initiative stresses the importance of promoting policy coherence, establishing strong domestic governance systems and mobilising the political will to drive forward tax policy and system reforms. It plays a coordinating role between its members to increase volume and quality of technical assistance and broad-based capacity building in partner countries.

The Addis Tax Initiative provides a unique opportunity for its members to collaborate with each other and serves as a platform that enables the matching of needs for support with available. By making available an extensive DRM Database, regularly publishing monitoring reports and briefs on the progress made against attaining the ATI commitments, conducting research studies and organising conferences and workshops, ATI members can identify areas for DRM reform that are not yet being (necessarily) covered by technical international development cooperation to domestic revenue mobilisation. 

The Addis Tax Initiative was initiated in 2015 by the governments of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States in the course of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Secretariat of the Addis Tax Initiative is facilitated by the International Tax Compact (ITC) and all ATI activities are overseen by the ATI Steering Committee, which consists of representatives of development partners and partner countries