The Maldives and ECOWAS: the newest members of the ATI

The ATI now comprises a total of 74 members, uniting 32 partner countries, 20 development partners, and 22 supporting organisations in pursuit of tax systems that work for people and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) is pleased to welcome two new members, the Maldives and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). These additions reinforce ATI’s commitment to fostering fair and effective domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM), promoting policy coherence, and strengthening the social contract across the globe.

With the Maldives and ECOWAS onboard, the ATI now consists of 74 members with a shared dedication to building tax systems that benefit people and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Both bring valuable perspectives to the ATI, with the Maldives recently prioritising the estimation and regular reporting of tax expenditures (TEs) as part of its tax modernisation process, and ECOWAS actively working to enhance its legal framework for tax transparency and combat base erosion. Similarly, ECOWAS's prior involvement in the ATI as local institutional partner in the workshop series on tax expenditures for West Africa underlines its dedication to promoting inclusive and accountable domestic resource mobilisation for regional development.

The ATI warmly welcomes these new members and looks forward to a collaborative partnership that will expand the initiative's impact and foster international cooperation in the areas of taxation and development.


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