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Submitted by Web Master on 8 April 2024

Policy Forum conducted a two-day training session in Dodoma, Tanzania, which aimed at bolstering the understanding and capacity of civil society organizations, faith actors, academia, and parliamentarians on taxation issues.

This was done in collaboration with Norwegian Church Aid / Kirkens Nødhjelp and Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), with focus on building resilient tax systems capable of navigating economic fluctuations and adapting to shifts in government priorities.

The workshop aimed to kickstart a national dialogue in Tanzania regarding establishing an international body, as proposed by the UN Tax Convention, to combat widespread tax abuse. This initiative sought to help countries worldwide retain more funds for essential public services such as healthcare and education.

Moreover, the workshop was also designed to strike a balance between the interests of developed and developing countries to promote fair and equitable international taxation practices. The convention addresses issues such as the allocation of taxing rights between countries, the prevention of double taxation, and the facilitation of cooperation between tax authorities.

Policy Forum intends to work towards strengthening collective efforts to enhance fair and equitable international taxation practices. This will involve forming coalitions and working groups to coordinate advocacy for tax justice.