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Blog: Smarter taxation can help boost government revenue and health outcomes

Read more in this blog about how supporting health tax reforms can help countries improve health and revenue outcomes.

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Blog: Customs reforms help Somalia increase tax revenue despite COVID-19 and fragility

In this blog, learn how the Somalia Customs Support Project, funded by the World Bank’s Global Tax Program (GTP), is helping the country build its national customs administration.

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Blog: Gender Differences in Taxation: Why do they matter?

The Global Tax Program is helping countries develop awareness and tools to improve gender equality through their tax systems.

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Blog: A New Approach to Customs Reform in Niger

GTP is helping Niger better monitor customs revenue, trade and routes through data analysis and innovative technologies.

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Feature Story: Helping Kosovo Boost Tax Compliance and Reduce Informality

Learn how The World Bank’s Global Tax Program is helping the Tax Administration of Kosovo boost compliance and reduce informality through digitalization and data sharing.

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Global Tax Program Activities Dashboard

Check out this interactive tool to learn more about GTP activities around the world!

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VAT Digital Toolkit for Asia-Pacific

The new toolkit aims to strengthen Value Added Taxes on e-commerce in Asia-Pacific.

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Global Tax Program 2021 Annual Report

This report provides an update on the progress of the activities undertaken by the Global Tax Program in the Fiscal Year 2021.

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Innovations in Tax Compliance Book Launch: Building Trust, Navigating Politics, and Tailoring Reform

This webinar launched the new book from the Innovations in Tax Compliance Initiative.

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The Tax Treaties Explorer: New Data for Better Negotiation

Hosted by the Global Tax Program and the International Center for Tax and Development, this event introduced a new tool, Tax Treaties Explorer.

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Welcome to the Global Tax Program

The Global Tax Program (GTP) supports advisory services and technical assistance focused on strengthening tax institutions and mobilizing revenues fairly and efficiently at the international and domestic levels.

Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) is a central pillar of the global 2030 Financing for Development agenda, reflecting the financing needed in many developing countries to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Global Tax Program serves as a key vehicle to delivering the Bank’s domestic revenue mobilization (DRM) Approach. This approach is centered around supporting countries’ efforts in raising more and better revenues to achieve the SDGs by (i) promoting fairness, equity, and inclusive growth, and (ii) ensuring a stable, predictable, and sustainable fiscal environment.

Taxes have a key role to play in making growth sustainable, inclusive, and equitable, especially in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, and through such efforts as greening of tax systems, curbing consumption of unhealthy products, gender equality, and fighting tax evasion and avoidance.


At a Glance:

The World Bank`s Global Tax Program Umbrella

Global Tax Program (GTP), housed at the Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Unit of the World Bank, was launched in June 2018 and has $80M+ in contributions from ten development partners.

The GTP portfolio consists of Bank-executed advisory and technical assistance projects, currently standing at 79 project activities in over 69 countries.

The DRM Pillar helps countries in strengthening their tax systems with evidence-based, comprehensive, and sequenced reform programs at global, regional, and country levels.

A temporal GTP Fiscal Policy Pillar was launched in 2021 to support governments in mitigating the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gender Equality and Tax Reform Workstream seeks to help low- and middle-income countries formulate fiscal policies and practices that contribute toward the achievement of gender equality goals.

Health Tax Workstream supports country efforts in introducing and/or increasing in reforming excise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).


Our Partners

The Global Tax Program Multi-Donor Trust Fund is generously supported by the governments of Australia, Denmark, France, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom as well as Bloomberg Philanthropies.

These Development Partners are part of the GTP’s Steering Committee (SC) which is the key oversight body of the Program, providing strategic guidance and monitor progress on the activities funded under the GTP. Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) partners (IMF, OECD, UN) are also included in the GTP SC Meetings as observers.

 

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GTP Annual Reports


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Global Tax Program 2021 Annual Report

The FY21 Annual Report provides an update on the GTP Umbrella and its activities’ progress, status of development partners’ contributions, the expenditures realized during the review period. This year’s report covers the Fiscal Year 2021.
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Global Tax Program 2020 Annual Report

This annual report provides an update on the progress of the activities undertaken by the Global Tax Program (GTP Umbrella) during the period July 2019 – June 2020 and outlines the workplan for the next four years.
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Global Tax Program 2019 Annual Report

In this annual report read about the highlights and results achieved by the GTP during the Fiscal Year 2019.




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Ceren Ozer
cozer@worldbank.org
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