UN Side Event: Domestic Resource Mobilisation: achieving development and the MDGs in a sustainable way
Sumario: On the occasion of the High Level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals, the European Union and African Bank of Development will present a side event on "Domestic Resource Mobilisation: achieving development and the MDGs in a sustainable way" on Monday 20 September 2010
With only five years remaining to reach the Millennium Development Goals, the international community will gather in September to review progress towards the MDGs. Partnerships between developing and developed countries have proved to be central to progress towards these objectives, and development aid undoubtedly plays an important role achieving the MDGs. However, more can be done to support developing countries to mobilise domestic resources, thus ensuring predictable and sustainable
financing for development.
Organised by the European Union and co-chaired by the African Development Bank, "Domestic Resource Mobilisation: achieving development and the MDGs in a sustainable way" will provide an opportunity to discuss how developing countries can be supported to unleash the full potential of their domestic resources to achieve the MDGs.
Monday 20 September 2010 - 1:00 to 3:00 PM
UN Delegates Dining Room
French-English interpretation services will be provided
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.
• Highlight the relevance of domestic resource mobilisation to achieve the MDGs and development in a sustainable way;
• Identify key challenges to domestic resource mobilisation in developing countries and propose a way forward;
• Make the case for increased cooperation between developed and developing countries in tax matters to fight tax evasion and harmful tax practices;
• Promote the Communication on Tax and Development and the African Economic Outlook on public resource mobilisation.
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.
Confirmed panellists include: Mr. Angel Gurria
, Secretary General of OECD; Mr Jean Ping
, African Union Commission Chairperson; Mr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
, World Bank Managing Director; and Ms. Helen Clark
, UNDP Administrator.
Registration is now CLOSED.
For information please contact:
Mr. Julien Bourtembourg
EU Delegation to the UN
Learn more about this side event at: http://ec.europa.eu/development/services/events/hdrd/index.html
- Ref: CAL10-003EN
- Fuente UE: Unión Europea
- Foro NU:
- Fecha: 13/9/2010
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