This one-day public conference concludes a three-year project on establishing responsible tax standards for DFIs, run by Oxfam IBIS in collaboration with Eurodad, Latindadd and Tax Justice Network Africa . The conference will assess progress made on this agenda and discuss what still needs to be done. It aims to gather 80 participants from the development community, including government officials from North and South, parliamentarians, UN officials, and representatives from multilateral and bilateral DFIs, as well as academics, civil society organisations and private sector actors.

When: 10 November 2016

Where: MCE Conference and Business Centre, rue de l'Aqueduc 118, Brussels

Register here.

Tentative programme:

9.00-9.15 Coffee and registration

9.15-9.30    Welcome and introduction
By Oxfam IBIS and Eurodad

9.30-10.00  Key note speech: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

10.00-11.45    Panel 1: Tax in the Agenda 2030 and the Addis Ababa Agenda for Action
Panellists: Alvin Mosioma (Director Tax Justice Network Africa), Ismaila Diallo (Senior Tax Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Senegal), Adam ElHiraika (Director Macro-Economic Policy Division UNECA), Tove Maria Ryding (Eurodad, tbc), Swedfund (tbc)

11.45-12.00    Coffee

12.00-13.00 Panel 2 (part 1): Responsible tax practices in development finance
Presentations by Matti Kohonen (Christian Aid, tbc), IFC (tbc), Tax Justice Network Africa

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00    Panel 2 (part 2): Effective due diligence on tax beyond legal compliance

Panellists: Yvonne Bol (FMO), Matt Fowler (IDB), Oxfam-IBIS/Eurodad, tax expert (tbc), Mark Curtis (Director of Curtis Research, tbc)

16.00-16.15  Coffee

16.15-17.45    Panel 3: Tax as development impact of DFIs and measuring development
Panellists: Luuk Zonneveld (CEO BIO), Jan Van de Poel (Head of Policy, 11.11.11), Paddy Carter (Research Fellow, ODI), CDC (tbc), UN SDG/FFD official (tbc), developing country government representative (tbc)

17.45-18.00 Conclusion
Oxfam IBIS and Eurodad

Followed by drinks reception

Moderator: James Crisp (EurActiv)