ATI side event at the 2022 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development

"Enhancing collective action to promote tax reforms for financing the Sustainable Development Goals"

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The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) was initiated in 2015 in the course of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to support the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA). Since then, 65 partner countries, development partners and supporting organisations have joined the initiative. ATI members believe that strengthening domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) and improving capacities to collect taxes and other revenues in a transparent, accountable, and equitable manner, is central to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Almost one year has passed since the ATI officially launched the ATI Declaration 2025, its current partnership agenda,during a high-level side event at the 2021 ECOSOC Forum on FfD. The ATI Declaration 2025 emphasises the role of accountability stakeholders as important players in the tax and revenue debate, stemming from the agreement among ATI members that governments must be held accountable for their actions if they are to enhance tax morale, the social contract, and social cohesion. Thus, all ATI members commit to enhance space and capacity for accountability stakeholders in partner countries to engage in tax and revenue matters.

The objective of the side event is to raise awareness about the importance of accountability stakeholders in DRM processes which can lead to a more ambitious agenda in tax reforms. The event will bring together high-level representatives from ATI member countries and organisations to discuss the topic and present examples of successful cooperation between governmental and non-state actors.