Finland

Type of profile
Country
Overview

Doubling support to DRM in partner countries

Finland’s  portfolio in the field of domestic revenue mobilisation consists of different funding to partners, such as the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB), or the OECD project “BEPS and developing countries”. Additionally, Finland is implementing certain projects that have a partial or indirect impact to domestic revenue mobilisation and that are not reported to the Addis Tax Initiative.

Finland is still very committed to the objective of doubling its support to domestic revenue mobilisation by 2020. Due to financial constraints (general cuts to development assistance) and the slow start of some programmes and projects, it has taken more time than originally planned to reach ATI Commitment 1.

No specific changes in the Finnish policy have been recorded, as the Tax and Development Action Plan is valid for the years 2016-2019. However, regarding the implementation, it is worth mentioning that the Finnish Tax Administration has started its first Institutional Cooperation Instrument (ICI) project in Tanzania in 2018. The ICI instrument is a bilateral instrument, through which Finnish government agencies and public bodies (including the tax administration) are able to participate in bilateral development cooperation and capacity building efforts and give technical assistance to a partner country agency’s counterpart. 

The membership in the Addis Tax Initiative and the corresponding financial commitment made in 2015 have been instrumental in keeping the topic high on the government and ministry’s agenda, in particular during financial discussions and budget negotiations.

Policy coherence for development and outlook

Foreign policy and development cooperation issues are part of policy coherence for development. Finland’s Tax and Development Action Plan 2016-2019 has helped to increase the attention paid to domestic revenue mobilisation in the Finnish development cooperation. The strong inter-governmental coordination system is led by the Prime Minister’s Office. Policy coherence for development is an integral part of the government’s broader efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Finland is very committed to doubling its DRM support by 2020. In comparison to 2017 and 2018, the planned figures for 2019 and 2020 show a substantial increase , in particular regarding bilateral support to African countries (Somalia, Tanzania, Mozambique). Additionally, new multilateral funding is under consideration and the support to multilateral partners such as the United Nations or the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will continue.

DRM Project Data as Donor

all
2015
2016
2017
2018
Destinatario
year Año
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Desembolso
Kenya
year all
2 projects
amount 110 930.00 USD
disbursement 117 940.00 USD
Transparency International Kenya . Supporting citizens? demand for Integrity and Accountability at the Sub.National level ; Phase II
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 29 200.00 USD
Tax Justice network . taking a step towards achieving Tax Justice in East Africa through citizen.driven actions
year 2015
1 project
amount 110 930.00 USD
disbursement 88 740.00 USD
Tanzania
year all
5 projects
amount 5 636 343.14 USD
disbursement 2 781 350.63 USD
Public Financial Management Reform Programme in Tanzania
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 331 110.00 USD
Public Financial Management Reform Programme in Tanzania
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 352 722.35 USD
TAN/Tax Modernisation Programme
year 2017
1 project
amount 4 509 074.51 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
TRA Tax Administration Twinning
year 2017
1 project
amount 1 127 268.63 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
TRA Tax Administration Twinning
year 2018
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 97 518.28 USD
Somalia
year all
3 projects
amount 13 996 828.12 USD
disbursement 3 391 874.92 USD
Multi.Partner Fund for Somalia (MPF)
year 2015
1 project
amount 4 437 050.00 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
Multi-Partner Fund for Somalia (MPF)
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 2 211 655.40 USD
Multi-Partner Fund for Somalia (MPF)
year 2018
1 project
amount 9 559 778.12 USD
disbursement 1 180 219.52 USD
Zambia
year all
3 projects
amount 1 442 040.00 USD
disbursement 1 790 465.05 USD
Public Finance Management Reform
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 109 260.00 USD
HAUS . ZPPA Twinning II
year 2015
1 project
amount 1 442 040.00 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
HAUS . ZPPA Twinning II
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 681 205.05 USD
Bilateral, unspecified
year all
7 projects
amount 1 833 082.17 USD
disbursement 2 628 963.20 USD
Financial Transparency Coalition/ Center for International Policy
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 195 670.00 USD
Oxfam Mobilising Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 776 480.00 USD
Transparency International Secretariat (TI.S)
year 2015
1 project
amount 887 410.00 USD
disbursement 887 410.00 USD
Developing a Standard for Country.by.Country Reporting Duty by Reviewing the Piloting Reports of Finnish State.Owned Companies
year 2015
1 project
amount 61 010.00 USD
disbursement 61 010.00 USD
UNDP/OECD Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB)
year 2016
1 project
amount 884 662.17 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
Oxfam Mobilising Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 387 039.70 USD
Financial Transparency Coalition / Center for International Policy
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 321 353.50 USD
Africa, regional
year all
3 projects
amount 520 318.31 USD
disbursement 136 764.05 USD
Africa Finnish Tax Administration s Technical Assistance to ATAF
year 2015
1 project
amount 188 570.00 USD
disbursement 59 580.00 USD
Africa Finnish Tax Administration's Technical Assistance to African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)
year 2016
1 project
amount 331 748.31 USD
disbursement 73 014.50 USD
Africa Finnish Tax Administration's Technical Assistance to African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 4 169.55 USD
Developing countries, unspecified
year all
5 projects
amount 746 568.34 USD
disbursement 1 664 268.51 USD
OECD Tax and Development Programme
year 2017
1 project
amount 563 634.31 USD
disbursement 225 453.73 USD
UNDP/OECD Tax Inspectors Without Borders(TIWB)
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 901 814.90 USD
UNU-WIDER tax research Towards more efficient and equitable tax systems
year 2018
1 project
amount 182 934.03 USD
disbursement 94 417.56 USD
Oxfam Mobilising Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services
year 2018
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 206 538.42 USD
OECD Tax and Development Programme
year 2018
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 236 043.90 USD
bilateral undefined
year all
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 20 021.81 USD
Africa Finnish Tax Administration's Technical Assistance to African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)
year 2018
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 20 021.81 USD
Totals
year all
29 projects
amount 24 286 110.08 USD
disbursement 12 531 648.17 USD
Destinatario
year Año
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Desembolso
Kenya
year 2015
2 projects
amount 110 930.00 USD
disbursement 117 940.00 USD
Transparency International Kenya . Supporting citizens? demand for Integrity and Accountability at the Sub.National level ; Phase II
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 29 200.00 USD
Tax Justice network . taking a step towards achieving Tax Justice in East Africa through citizen.driven actions
year 2015
1 project
amount 110 930.00 USD
disbursement 88 740.00 USD
Tanzania
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 331 110.00 USD
Public Financial Management Reform Programme in Tanzania
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 331 110.00 USD
Somalia
year 2015
1 project
amount 4 437 050.00 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
Multi.Partner Fund for Somalia (MPF)
year 2015
1 project
amount 4 437 050.00 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
Zambia
year 2015
2 projects
amount 1 442 040.00 USD
disbursement 1 109 260.00 USD
Public Finance Management Reform
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 109 260.00 USD
HAUS . ZPPA Twinning II
year 2015
1 project
amount 1 442 040.00 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
Bilateral, unspecified
year 2015
4 projects
amount 948 420.00 USD
disbursement 1 920 570.00 USD
Financial Transparency Coalition/ Center for International Policy
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 195 670.00 USD
Oxfam Mobilising Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 776 480.00 USD
Transparency International Secretariat (TI.S)
year 2015
1 project
amount 887 410.00 USD
disbursement 887 410.00 USD
Developing a Standard for Country.by.Country Reporting Duty by Reviewing the Piloting Reports of Finnish State.Owned Companies
year 2015
1 project
amount 61 010.00 USD
disbursement 61 010.00 USD
Africa, regional
year 2015
1 project
amount 188 570.00 USD
disbursement 59 580.00 USD
Africa Finnish Tax Administration s Technical Assistance to ATAF
year 2015
1 project
amount 188 570.00 USD
disbursement 59 580.00 USD
Totals
year 2015
11 projects
amount 7 127 010.00 USD
disbursement 4 538 460.00 USD
Destinatario
year Año
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Desembolso
Somalia
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 2 211 655.40 USD
Multi-Partner Fund for Somalia (MPF)
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 2 211 655.40 USD
Bilateral, unspecified
year 2016
3 projects
amount 884 662.17 USD
disbursement 708 393.20 USD
UNDP/OECD Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB)
year 2016
1 project
amount 884 662.17 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
Oxfam Mobilising Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 387 039.70 USD
Financial Transparency Coalition / Center for International Policy
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 321 353.50 USD
Africa, regional
year 2016
1 project
amount 331 748.31 USD
disbursement 73 014.50 USD
Africa Finnish Tax Administration's Technical Assistance to African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)
year 2016
1 project
amount 331 748.31 USD
disbursement 73 014.50 USD
Totals
year 2016
5 projects
amount 1 216 410.48 USD
disbursement 2 993 063.10 USD
Destinatario
year Año
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Desembolso
Tanzania
year 2017
3 projects
amount 5 636 343.14 USD
disbursement 1 352 722.35 USD
Public Financial Management Reform Programme in Tanzania
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 352 722.35 USD
TAN/Tax Modernisation Programme
year 2017
1 project
amount 4 509 074.51 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
TRA Tax Administration Twinning
year 2017
1 project
amount 1 127 268.63 USD
disbursement 0.00 USD
Zambia
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 681 205.05 USD
HAUS . ZPPA Twinning II
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 681 205.05 USD
Africa, regional
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 4 169.55 USD
Africa Finnish Tax Administration's Technical Assistance to African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 4 169.55 USD
Developing countries, unspecified
year 2017
2 projects
amount 563 634.31 USD
disbursement 1 127 268.63 USD
OECD Tax and Development Programme
year 2017
1 project
amount 563 634.31 USD
disbursement 225 453.73 USD
UNDP/OECD Tax Inspectors Without Borders(TIWB)
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 901 814.90 USD
Totals
year 2017
7 projects
amount 6 199 977.45 USD
disbursement 3 165 365.58 USD
Destinatario
year Año
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Desembolso
bilateral undefined
year 2018
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 20 021.81 USD
Africa Finnish Tax Administration's Technical Assistance to African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)
year 2018
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 20 021.81 USD
Tanzania
year 2018
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 97 518.28 USD
TRA Tax Administration Twinning
year 2018
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 97 518.28 USD
Somalia
year 2018
1 project
amount 9 559 778.12 USD
disbursement 1 180 219.52 USD
Multi-Partner Fund for Somalia (MPF)
year 2018
1 project
amount 9 559 778.12 USD
disbursement 1 180 219.52 USD
Developing countries, unspecified
year 2018
3 projects
amount 182 934.03 USD
disbursement 536 999.88 USD
UNU-WIDER tax research Towards more efficient and equitable tax systems
year 2018
1 project
amount 182 934.03 USD
disbursement 94 417.56 USD
Oxfam Mobilising Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services
year 2018
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 206 538.42 USD
OECD Tax and Development Programme
year 2018
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 236 043.90 USD
Totals
year 2018
6 projects
amount 9 742 712.15 USD
disbursement 1 834 759.49 USD

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