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PROGRAM

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7:00-7:15 a.m. ET

Welcoming Remarks by the Moderator

Ms. Grace Perez Navarro, Deputy Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Keynote Address

H.E. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia  

7:15-7:40 a.m. ET

Session 1: Setting the Stage: A Discussion of Key Issues 

  • Presenter: Ms. Debra Adams, Division Chief, Revenue Administration Division 1, Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), IMF

This presentation will focus on the fiscal problems related to COVID-19 and how strengthening and improving the structure and administration of revenues are now critical elements of recovery with an emphasis on poverty reduction and interaction of tax policies with other fiscal policies

  • Presenter: Dr. Caren Grown, Global Director, Gender Group, World Bank

This presentation will lay out the key ideas for the workshop program: explicit versus implicit bias, different policy issues involved with income or individualized taxes and non-individualized (e.g., income versus value-added tax), and tax and customs administration issues plus specific problems of the informal sector

7:40-8:30 a.m. ET

Session 2: The Work of PCT Partners on Gender Equality and Taxation 

Moderator: Ms. Grace Perez Navarro, Deputy Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Panel Discussion

This session will be conducted in an interview style with experts from PCT Partners. Panelists will talk about their organization’s work on gender equality in tax, the impact of COVID-19, and the scope for collaboration and emphasis.

  • Mr. Alexander D. Klemm, Division Chief, Tax Policy Division, FAD, IMF
  • Ms. Chiara Bronchi, Practice Manager, Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Unit, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice, World Bank
  • Ms. Joanne Shelling, Policy Advisor, Forum for Tax Administration Secretariat, OECD
  • Ms. Michelle Harding, Senior Tax Economist, Head of the Tax Data and Statistical Analysis Unit, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Brief public Q&A 

8:30-8:40 a.m. ET

BREAK (10 min)

8:40-9:40 a.m. ET

Session 3:  Panel discussions with country representatives and CSOs

Moderator: Ms. Margaret Cotton, Deputy Division Chief, Revenue Administration 1, FAD, IMF

Panel discussion on tax and customs administration (30 min)

  • Mr. Nasiruddin Ahmed, Former Board Chairperson, National Board of Revenue, Bangladesh & Professor and Senior Fellow of Practice at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University
  • Ms. Rispah Simiyu, Commissioner, Domestic Taxes Department, Kenya Revenue Authority 
  • Ms. Teona Gogoberidze, Advisor, Reforms and Planning Department, Georgian Tax and Customs Administration

Panel discussion on methodological advances needed and data (30 min)

  • Mr. Dario Rossignolo, Associate Professor of Macroeconomics and Public Finance, The University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mr. Imraan Valodia, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Mr. Isaac Oseii-Okato, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana
  • Ms. Sophie Nampewo Njuba, Senior Budget Policy Specialist, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group, Uganda

9:40-9:55 a.m. ET

Public Q&A discussion

9:55-10:00 a.m. ET

Concluding remarks and next steps

Dr. Marcello Estevão, Global Director, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment, World Bank

Dr. Caren Grown, Global Director, Gender Group, World Bank