Dangerous Ideas in Development ‘Why Are Aid Donors Frightened of Taxation?’

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I thought a meeting to be held on Tuesday 24 April 2007 in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster SW1A 2LW might appeal to some readers. As the press notice says:

Despite its potential to minimise the corrosive impacts of high aid dependence on governance, and to replace aid in the long term, aid agencies take little interest in issues of taxation. Mick Moore, IDS Research Fellow, will discuss why this is, and whether agencies need to be challenged to take taxation more seriously in future.

Mick will be joined by John Christensen, Director of the Tax Justice Network, who will discuss the impact of international tax avoidance on development. The meeting will be chaired by Ann McKechin MP, Chair of the APPG-DAT.

The event is free but places are limited. Please email c.matthews@ids.ac.uk to reserve your place, and feel free to forward this invitation to any colleagues or associates who may wish to attend.