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Aims and objectives

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Project Objectives

  • Identifying and mobilizing stakeholders in national tax and customs administrations, FIUs, other law enforcement agencies and private sector

  • Setting out a policy relevant research agenda

  • Drafting model national tax legislation and international tax agreements with an aim of strengthening country specific anti-avoidance rules and improving the effectiveness of the tax administrations to get access to information on assets held offshore

  • Building up institutional capacity in African countries and ensuring sustainability by creating a network of “ambassadors“ of key institutions in Africa who will be able to disseminate and promote the acquired knowledge on the role of tax authorities in detection of the corruption practices

Expected outcomes

The expected outcomes from the program are a series of manuals, best practice recommendations and guidelines to counter more effectively IFF.

Portrait of Jeffrey Owens

This is an exciting initiative, one that can make a difference in Africa, but one which will require high level political commitment on the part of governments and a willingness to cooperate on the part of business.” 

Jeffrey Owens 

Director of the Tax Transparency and Corruption Project

Bringing together the key components for success and real change:
Pie chart on key components for success: business, academia, government

This program has been supported by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.