Emerging regimes of taxation and natural resource management in the Global South: Lessons for fragile states
The TaxCapDev Research Network invites you to this two-day conference on taxation and state building in fragile states.
Without revenues, states cannot function. Efficient domestic resource mobilization, in the form of improved tax regimes and natural resource management, therefore constitutes the key to sustainable state building. While this is evident, the difficult question is how to achieve this.
This two-day conference will address issues concerning taxation and state building in fragile states, and discuss, among other, these questions:
- What are the main challenges with state building in fragile states?
- What are the lessons from developing countries which have had some success?
- How can states build the necessary institutional apparatus that combines coercion with legitimacy?
- How can international organisations and donors such as the UN, AU and other donors work together with local authorities and NGOs to support and facilitate such processes?
To kick-off the conference there will be a showing of a film by the visual artist and filmmaker Bodil Furu about multinational corporations mining activities in DR Congo, at Litteraturhuset in Oslo. This will be followed by a panel discussion between Bodil Furu and reaserchers that will both debate the content of the film and some broader subjects of state building, mining activities in Africa and economies of war.
The conference is hosted by the TaxCapDev Research Network, NUPI, CMI and Tax Justice Network –Norway, and will last for two days from 7 to 9 November 2018.
This page will we updated closer to the conference.