Enhancing Domestic Resource Mobilization in Sub Saharan Africa
Wilton Park Conference
Leading world thinkers on mobilizing domestic resources attended The North-South Institute’s (NSI) April 2010 conference titled: Enhancing Domestic Resource Mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa. The 2-1/2 day event was held at Wilton Park in London, England.
Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for development has captured the imagination of those looking for ways to raise new dollars to promote sustainable growth and poverty reduction.
Indeed, for the world’s poorest countries, dependent on external and, too often, unpredictable aid flows, DRM holds the promise of broadening domestic tax bases, increasing income tax and public revenue flows, and deepening domestic financial markets so that these countries can help finance their own development. This supports the 2002 Monterrey Consensus which recognized the mobilization of domestic financial resources for development’ as the first of its six leading recommended actions.
DRM is of great interest to NSI as the Institute has been working with African, UK and Canadian partners on an important research project focused on DRM in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project explores the constraints to and potential for greater DRM for development through five case studies in: Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. NSI’s project is now entering its final phase which involves completion of the main papers and a series of stakeholder meetings in the five African countries.
For more information, consult NSI’s DRM project page or see the conference presentations below:
- Constraints and opportunities for DRM in Africa: the case of Cameroon - Sunday A. Khan, University of Yaoundé II
- Stretching out to approach the potential to mobilize domestic financial resources of African low income economies: case study of Ethiopia - Tsegabirhan Weldegiorgis Abay, School of Economics, Addis Ababa University
- Enhancing domestic resource mobilization for effective development: role of the donor community - Aniket Bhushan, Researcher, The North-South Institute
- Domestic resource mobilization in Uganda - John-Mary Matovu, Economic Policy Research Centre and Makerere University
- Uganda’s case – enhancing domestic resource mobilisation - Albert Musisi, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Macroeconomic Policy Department, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Kampala
- Domestic resource mobilization Burundi: key strategies to strengthen domestic resource mobilization - Astere Girukwigomba, Independent Consultant, Bujumbura
- Enhancing domestic resource mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa - Dr. Roy Culpeper, President and CEO, The North-South Institute
- Domestic resource mobilization as an emerging policy issue on the African policy agenda - Max Everst-Philipps, Senior Governance Advisor, Research and Evidence, Department for International Development
- Tax mobilization and North-South cooperation - Valpy Fitzgerald, University of Oxford
- The case for domestic resource mobilization in the context of economic recovery - Terry McKinley, Director, Centre for Development Policy & Research, School of Oriental and African Studies
- Resource taxation: recipes for success - Alan Carter, Senior Economist, Direct Business Taxes, HM Revenue and Customs
- Resource mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa - Mario Mansour, International Monetary Fund
- Donors, aid and domestic resource mobilization - Jean Philippe Stijns, Economist, OECD Development Centre, Paris
- Taxation in Africa: the path to economic independence - Jean Philippe Stijns, Economist, OECD Development Centre, Paris
- Political economy dynamics underpinning DRM: lessons from the EAC and South Africa - Edward Sennoga, Economist, African Development Bank, Kampala
- Capacities, reform and taxation – strengthening countries’ public finance systems - Mathias Witt, Head GTZ, Public Policy Division, Public Finance, Administrative Reforms, and Anti-Corruption
- Savings mobilization: a financial cooperative’s perspective - Josee St-Hilaire, Senior Director, Development, Développement International Desjardins, Lévis
- Financial inclusion: India perspective - Rishabh Jain, Integra Micro Systems, Bangalore, India
- What does “state-building” imply for tax policy and practice? - Mick Moore, Professor Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex
- What does “state-building” Imply for tax policy and practice? A developing country perspective : Kenya - Attiya Waris, Assistant Lecturer, University of Nairobi Law School, Nairobi
- Legislators, state-building and tax policy: some observations - Anthony Tsekpo, Budget Expert, Africa Poverty Reduction Office, Africa Office, Ghana, Parliamentary Centre
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