Improving Tax and Development Outcomes: What Next for Civil Society Engagement?By TAI (Role at TAI)
TAI’s latest brief outlines the appropriate focus for civil society campaigning around taxation, capacity roles and challenges for effective engagement and work on tax issues. It raises important questions about the potential need for capacity development efforts, and how such efforts might most effectively be carried out.
Linking Beneficial Ownership Transparency to Improved Tax Revenue Collection in Developing CountriesBy TAI (Role at TAI)
Recent years have witnessed an accelerating push to expand access to information on the beneficial ownership of corporate entities, in an effort to bring greater transparency to multinational corporation (MNC) tax strategies, identify personal tax-evading wealth held overseas and combat global networks of criminality and corruption. This effort remains in its infancy, but has made […]
Ideas for Future Work on Transparency and AccountabilityBy TAI (Role at TAI)
Photo: Unsplash After T/AI completed five years of work last year, the T/AI steering committee began engaging in an effort to think through lessons learned from T/AI’s activities to date, identify promising frontiers for future work, and build new bridges between different sectoral and expertise “silos.” As part of that effort, in early 2016, we […]
A movements perspective on transparency and accountabilityBy TAI (Role at TAI)
Around the world people’s organizations and movements are demanding that governments become more transparent and accountable to citizens. Popular mobilizations and social movements have been an important feature of social and political life throughout modern history, but how do they fit into a broader ‘accountability ecosystem’ of formal and informal actors and mechanisms? And just […]
Strengthening Accountability Ecosystems: A Discussion PaperBy TAI (Role at TAI)
Photo: Unsplash Improving government transparency, responsiveness and accountability in countries in both the global north and south is a significant priority for citizens, government reformers and external donors and supporters. ‘Open Government’ and ‘social accountability’ are currently two of the most popular frameworks for understanding and pursuing such aims. Both the concept of open government […]
¿De la transparencia a la rendición de cuentas? Una evaluación de cómo iniciativas impulsadas por múltiples partes interesadas y de alcance internacional están contribuyendo a la gobernanza públicaBy TAI (Role at TAI)
Photo: Unsplash Quienes defienden y promueven el tema del gobierno abierto han generado un número creciente de iniciativas conjuntas entre múltiples actores (MSI, por sus siglas en inglés), orientadas hacia la gobernanza pública. La idea detrás de estas iniciativas es juntar a reformadores de distintos sectores y países para consensar metas y estándares con respecto a la […]
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