Domestic Resource Mobilisation: achieving development and the MDGs in a sustainable way

Delegates Dining Room
20 September, 2010
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A series of domestic and international factors are particularly detrimental to developing countries' endeavours to fund development policies - a vast informal sector, a high incidence of corruption, weak tax administrations, poor natural resource governance and tax evasion contribute to the erosion of developing countries' tax bases. Cooperating with developing countries to help them raise more domestic revenues is not only crucial for the provision of public services in these countries, it will also lead the way out of aid dependency in the long term, and reinforce the link between citizen and their government, thus promoting domestic accountability.

The luncheon event will begin with a short introduction and presentation of EU policy by Mr. Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Development, followed by a presentation of the main findings of the African Economic Outlook on public resource mobilisation and aid in Africa by Mr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank.

An open discussion with the audience, approximately 40 minutes, will follow. The event will conclude with a moderated panel discussion with high-level participants on the role of domestic resources for achieving development and the MDGs in a sustainable way. Confirmed panellists as of now include: Mr. Gurria, Secretary General of OECD, Mr Jean Ping, African Union Commission Chairperson, Mr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, World Bank Managing Director.

French-English interpretation services will be provided.

This is a Side Event to MDG Summit 2010 - High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly

Detailed Information
Date 20 September, 2010
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Delegates Dining Room
Organizer European Union to the United Nations [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
External Link http://ec.europa.eu/development/services/events/hdrd/
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