and advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) is pleased to share the new ATI Declaration 2025.
Five years have passed since the foundation of the ATI in 2015. The ATI has made significant contributions to support partner countries to enhance domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM), by promoting peer-learning, capacity development and mutual accountability amongst its members. Since the ATI/ITC Tax and Development Conference 2019, ATI members have been discussing the importance of the ATI beyond 2020. The ATI Steering Committee therefore established a Task-Force – with equal representation of the three ATI stakeholder groups (partner countries, development partners and supporting organisations) – to define the role of the ATI in future. Consisting of Kenya, Georgia, Madagascar, the European Commission (EC), Norway, Germany, the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Oxfam, the Task Force was commissioned to draft a new vision and strategy for the ATI post-2020.
The ATI Declaration 2025 is the result of a broad and participatory process among all ATI members. It is a call for action vis-à-vis the urgent challenges that our world is facing nowadays regarding DRM and the needed responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on changing priorities in the international tax and development landscape, the ATI Declaration 2025 comprises four new commitments. The text of the Declaration 2025 was presented and discussed by the members of the ATI during the first day of the 2020 ATI General Assembly, on 17 November 2020.