A growing number of countries are incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their national development plans and strategies. In most cases, however, governments have not been able to meet the financing needs required to execute these plans. Domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) as a reliable and sustainable source of financing can play an important role in this regard. To fully unlock the potential of DRM as reliable source of finance, governments need to re-examine their revenue mobilisation strategies to meet the financing needs required for the attainment of the SDGs. Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS) is an important framework in this regard. It seeks to improve countries' DRM efforts and provides a comprehensive framework to effectively reform tax systems through a country-led and whole-of-government approach and ultimately increase revenue.
This is in line with the commitment made by the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) partner countries under Commitment 1 of the ATI Declaration 2025, to improve DRM based on equitable tax policies as well as efficient, effective, and transparent tax administration. In light of this commitment, the ATI is organising a webinar on the experiences of ATI partner countries in formulating and implementing national revenue reform strategies. The main objectives of this webinar are to discuss the benefits of the MTRS approach to make tax system reform efforts more effective and to facilitate the exchange of experiences on tax system reforms among ATI partner countries. The webinar will take place on 14 December 2022.
More information about this webinar is available on the flyer above.