STRENGTHEN TAX SYSTEMS -CSOS
In March 2010 delegates from 17 countries and 3 continents met in Nairobi, Kenya for a Pan-African Conference on Tax and Development. Hosted by Tax Justice Network for Africa, the conference had three key themes: harnessing domestic tax policies for development; taxation of extractive sectors; and closing the floodgates on illicit financial flows.
At the end of the conference the delegates agreed the following Nairobi Declaration on Taxation and Development, which calls on African governments, African regional bodies, the international financial institutions, the UN, the OECD, aid donors and civil society to take steps to strengthen the transparency, accountability and overall integrity of tax systems and to recognise the crucial role played by tax in development processes.
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