The 2022 Global Development Conference was held in Clermont-Ferrand, France, from 2nd to 4th November. The conference which was focused on ‘Tax Policy for Sustainable Development, provided a platform for participants to discuss the role of tax systems in resource allocation, stabilization aftershocks and inequality reduction through redistribution.
The tax policy conference provided a platform for participants to discuss the role of tax systems in resource allocation, stabilization aftershocks and inequality reduction through redistribution.
Our researchers, Mma Amara Ekeruche and Augustine Iraoya participated in the conference.
For the parallel session on “Taxation during debt crisis”, facilitated by the International Development Research Centre, (IDRC), Mma Ekeruche made a presentation from the joint paper between CSEA and AGI researchers. The paper assesses the need, viability and impact of a debt for climate swap in the Nigerian context.
Austine Iraoya presented his paper titled “Promoting Health Policies and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Unexplored Potentials of Tobacco Taxes”, during the parallel session on “Setting the Stage: Taxation and Sustainable Development: Research and Policy Challenges”.
The conference convened around 250 participants drawn from a diverse group of researchers, policymakers, representatives of international organizations, civil society, development practitioners and the private sector.