ATI side event at 2023 ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum

in collaboration with the European Union and Germany

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At this ATI side event, we will explore how Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs) could contribute to boosting equitable Domestic Revenue Mobilisation (DRM) in order to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event, organised in collaboration with the European Union and Germany as ATI development partners, will bring together high-level representatives, implementing governments and partners as well as international think tanks. We will discuss the role of INFFs in mobilising domestic revenue in order to achieve SDGs like reducing inequalities ATI partner countries' experiences will be at the centre of this exchange. Please find a detailed programme of the ATI side event in the flyer linked above.

The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) was initiated in 2015 during the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to support the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA). The 71 ATI partner countries, development partners, and supporting organisations share the vision of tax systems that work for people and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ATI members believe that tax systems can reduce inequalities and provide manifold benefits to societies  including promotion of investment and growth, strengthening gender equality, and protecting the environment. Through the four commitments stipulated under the ATI Declaration 2025, the initiative promotes fair and effective taxation, policy coherence, and the social contract.

Although partner countries have made encouraging progress in making taxation central to development, the multiple crises we face have compromised such progress. The post pandemic economic shock and the climate crisis further stressed the need to link the fiscal system with SDGs in both ways: on the revenue side, by improving the progressivity of tax systems and, on the expenditure side, by making targeted spending. As this requires proper planning and implementation, Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs) support countries in introducing new and strengthened financing strategies and integrating them with national sustainable development priorities.