Tax in Developing Countries: Increasing Resouces for Development

27 February 2012

Tuesday 28 February 2012, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster


At 10.30am:
Action Aid
• Martin Hearson, Policy Adviser, Economic & Social Development Team
Christian Aid
• Joseph Stead
Centre for Trade Policy and Development
• Savior Mwambwa, Executive Director

At 11.30am:
Institute of Development Studies
• Professor Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow
London School of Economics
• Professor Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics and Political Science
School of Oriental and African Studies
• Dr Jonathan Di John, Senior Lecturer, Department of Development Studies

This is the first evidence session for the Committee’s inquiry into taxation in developing countries. It provides an opportunity for Members to examine the complex background to this issue, and to begin to question what DFID can do in this area. The first panel consists of NGOs representatives, including one Zambian NGO, reflecting the Committee’s particular focus on Zambia. The second panel consists of academics with particular expertise on this subject.

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