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Position Statement on Financing for Development Conference 13-16.7. Addis Ababa

Submitted by Web Master on 10 July 2015

New commitments on financing for development are being negotiated in July in Addis Ababa at the Third Financing for Development Conference (FfD3). Tax and domestic resource mobilization have been placed in a central role in the negotiations. In order to increase domestic revenue, illicit financial flows and harmful tax practices have to be tackled.

CSOs Urge for the Implementation of recommendations of High Level Panel report on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

Submitted by Web Master on 27 May 2015

Africa loses a big chunk of money as a result of illicit financial flows (IFFs).  Different studies have indicated that these IFFs are responsible for draining the African continent of resources for development and are detrimental to revenue mobilization efforts. For example the recent report by the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows (AU/ECA HLP) from Africa, show that the continent loses more than $50 billion annually through IFFs.

What is the secret behind the Swiss Billions?

Submitted by Web Master on 12 February 2015

Recently the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a US-based watchdog released a report  with data on monies wired to the HSBC Bank in Switzerland (one of the world’s largest banks) including by people associated or connected to Tanzania. About a hundred people wired $ 114 million (equivalent to 205 billion Tanzanian shillings) for year 2006/07.

Policy Forum launches a report on Tax incentives and Revenue losses in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 17 June 2012

Policy Forum, a network representing over 100 different Civil Society Organizations working together to increase informed civil society participation in policy making, together with the Tax Justice Network – Africa and Actionaid Tanzania, on Sunday 17th of June 2012 unveiled a report on Tax incentives and revenue losses in Tanzania to about 90 members of parliament in Dodoma.

CSOs discuss Illicit Financial Flows From Africa

Submitted by Web Master on 8 May 2012

Policy Forum this week held a special half-day discussion on illicit financial flows from Africa with two international experts on the topic. Raymond Baker, the founder and CEO of the Global Financial Integrity, the leading global institute on illicit financial flow studies was joined by Alvin Mosioma, Coordinator of the Tax Justice Network for Africa, an institution which aims to promote socially just, democratic and progressive taxation systems in Africa.

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