Page Content

PROGRAM

Download Program & Bios in English, French or Portuguese

Day 1: The revenue imperative to address shot- and medium-term challenges

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Master of Ceremonies (MC):  Ms. Ceren Ozer, Program Manager, The PCT Secretariat

2:00-2:10 PM

(SAST)

Welcoming Remarks (Replay)   

Mr. Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Mr. Logan Wort, Executive Secretary, African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)

2:10-2:30 PM

Introduction and Setting the Stage (Replay) (Presentation: ENFRPR)  

PCT Partners will give an overview presentation on the four interdependent components of the MTRS approach and introduce topics to be covered on Day 1 of the workshop. 

Chair:

Ms. Chiara Bronchi, Practice Manager, Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Unit (FPSGU), Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice (MTI GP), World Bank

Presenter:

Mr. Ruud de Mooij, Advisor, FAD, IMF

Q&A with the audience

2:30-3:05 PM

Panel 1: How to balance short- and medium-term priorities during and after COVID-19?

This panel will discuss how countries’ tax systems and revenue performance have fared during COVID-19 and how they plan to shape policies during the recovery post-pandemic phase.

Chair:

Mr. Ben Dickinson, Head of the Global Relations and Development Division, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Speakers: 

Mr. Denis Mukama, Deputy Commissioner for Research & Planning Department, Revenue Authority, Rwanda

Mr. Johnstone Makhubu, Chief Revenue Officer, South African Revenue Service

Prof. Riel Franzsen, Director of the African Tax Institute & The South African Research Chair in Tax Policy and Governance, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Q&A with the audience

3:05-3:15 PM

BREAK (10 min)

3:15-3:50 PM

Panel 2: How tax system reform can support development over the medium term?

This session will focus on the possible role of the MTRS to achieve the SDGs (or other national strategic objectives) in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Chair:

Ms. Mary Baine, Director, Tax Programmes, African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)

Speakers: 

Mr. Jean Kone, Coordinator of the MTRS Execution Unit, Ministry of Finance and Budget, Senegal

Mr. Oliver Schwank, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) 

Dr. Rose Ngugi, Executive Director, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Kenya

Q&A with the audience

3:50-4:25 PM

Panel 3: When is a revenue strategy an MTRS?

This session will discuss how the MTRS approach compares with other strategies adopted by countries. Panelists will discuss the approach from their institution’s perspective and will share experiences from countries implementing MTRS. It will discuss the value of adopting an MTRS for countries and what is required for it to be effective.

Chair:

Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD)

Speakers: 

Mr. Ben Dickinson, Head of the Global Relations and Development Division, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Mr. Juan Toro, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), International Monetary Fund

Mr. Moses Misach Kajubi, Senior Public Sector Specialist, Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Unit (FPSGU), Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice (MTI GP), World Bank

Q&A with the audience

4:25-4:30 PM

Concluding Remarks & Key Takeaways by Mr. Logan Wort, Executive Secretary, African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)

 

Day 2: MTRS as a way forward in Africa

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

2:00-2:30 PM

(SAST)

Introduction and Setting the Stage (Replay) (Presentation: ENFR - PR)

PCT Partners will give an overview presentation on region-specific updates, challenges, and opportunities. 

Chair:

Mr. Daniel Alvarez, Senior Public Sector Management Specialist, FPSGU, MTI GP, World Bank

Presenter:

Ms. Katherine Baer, Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), International Monetary Fund

Q&A with the audience

2:30-3:05 PM

Panel 4: Tax system reform priorities for the medium term

This panel will identify regional and country priorities for the medium-term tax system reform (tax policy, administration, legal framework) to meet strategic development objectives.

Chair:

Ms. Victoria J. Perry, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), International Monetary Fund

Speakers:

Mr. Hermann Orou Takou, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Benin

Dr. Sebastian James, Senior Economist, Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Unit (FPSGU), Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice (MTI GP), World Bank

Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Commissioner General/CEO, Revenue Authority, Liberia

Q&A with the audience

3:05-3:15 PM

BREAK (10 Min)

3:15-3:50 PM

Panel 5: Developing Government-led effort to Tax System Reform through Sustained Political Commitment and Whole-of-Government Support

Panelists will discuss how to manage and lead a compelling MTRS that achieves broad consensus based on a whole-of-government approach. The panel will explore issues around building steady and sustained political support and securing a well-designed and sequenced implementation strategy.

Chair:

Mr. Navid Hanif, Director of Financing for Sustainable Development Office, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

Speakers:

Mr. Corti Paul Lakuma, Research Fellow, The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Uganda

Mr. Modeste Mopa Fatoing, Director-General of Taxation, Directorate General of Taxation, Ministry of Finance, Cameroon

Mr. Ramy Mohamed, Advisor on Tax Policy, Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Q&A with the audience

3:50-4:25 PM

Panel 6: Securing and Aligning External Support to Government-led Tax System Reform

This panel will talk about how countries can coordinate external support for a coherent and orderly implementation of tax system reform.

Chair:

Ms. Ashima Neb, Domestic Resource Mobilization Expert, The PCT Secretariat & World Bank

Speakers:

Mr. Berlin Msiska, Revenue Administration Advisor, East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (EAST AFRITAC), IMF

Ms. Laura Wilson, Head of Tax, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), UK

Mr. Moses Kaggwa, Director, Economics Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda

Q&A with the audience

4:25-4:30 PM

Concluding Remarks & Key Takeaways by Mr. Ruud de Mooij, Advisor, Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), International Monetary Fund