“How can the EU ensure policy coherence for development to support developing countries in their fight against tax dodging?”
Tax dodging by multinational corporations and wealthy individuals is undermining development. Estimates show that developing countries lose hundreds of billions of dollars each year. However, Domestic Resource Mobilisation, with tax at its centre, has been put high on the development agenda during the UN Conference on Financing for Development in 2015 and highlighted as the key to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. The EU has pledged support to developing countries’ fight against tax avoidance, but is it really doing what is needed? How are the current tax and transparency policies of the EU and its Member States impacting developing countries, and what can be done to avoid negative spillover effects?
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Debate held within the European Develpment Days 2017