Governing Structure

ATI Steering Committee

All ATI activities are overseen by the ATI Steering Committee, which provides strategic guidance and monitors the progress made towards reaching the goals defined in the ATI declaration. The ATI Steering Committee is responsible for pursuing the objectives of the Addis Tax Initiative. This included ensuring that the monitoring and reporting on the ATI commitments are on track, cooperating closely with the Secretariat of the Addis Tax Initiative, consulting with the ATI members, and approving the annual monitoring report by the Secretariat of the Addis Tax Initiative.

The ATI Steering Committee consists of representatives of three development partners and of three partner countries. It is headed by two co-chairs, with one co-chair from a development partner and the other from a partner country. The Steering Committee members serve for one year, one time renewable. Currently, ATI Steering Committee consists of representatives from the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
    Contact person: Saleem Kashaf
  • Germany
    Contact person: Hannah Schmelzer
  • Senegal
    Contact person: Mamadou Gueye
  • Sweden
    Contact person: Gunilla Näsman
  • The Gambia
    Contact person: Samba Sallah
  • United States of America
    Contact person: Steve Rozner
     

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT) participate as observers to the ATI Steering Committee when required.

The ATI Steering Committee meets virtually and on an ad-hoc basis. If necessary, other ATI member countries or supporting organisations can participate as observers. To ensure transparency, minutes are taken at all meetings and provided to all ATI members.

Secretariat of the Addis Tax Initiative

The Secretariat of the Addis Tax Initiative is facilitated by the International Tax Compact (ITC), which is based in Bonn, Germany. As such, the International Tax Compact is responsible for all activities, including the support of the ATI Steering Committee, the outreach to potential new members, the support of ATI members and the monitoring of the ATI commitments.