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IDB, Partners Hold Seminar on Taxation in Latin America with Top Government Officials

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Development Bank, the Wilson Center, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean are organizing a seminar on Taxation in Latin America on April 20th with top government officials.

The event will discuss the findings of a new report, Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018, published jointly by the IDB, ECLAC, the Inter-American Center of Tax Administration, the OECD and its Development Center. The report demonstrates that tax revenues fell slightly from 23.1 percent of GDP in 2015 to 22.7 percent in 2016 in a context of negative growth and weak commodity prices.

The electoral cycle in Latin America, and policy uncertainty all across the region and beyond put pressures on government finances at the same time that education, infrastructure (energy and transportation), and social programs are more needed than ever, according to the report.

Agenda

What: Seminar about “Taxation in Latin America: Time for Reforms?”

When: April 20th from 9 am to 11 am

Where: 5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Who:

Alberto Barreix, Principal Technical Leader in Fiscal Economics, IDB

Ángel Melguizo, Head, Latin American Unit, OECD Development Centre

Sebastian Galiani, Deputy Finance Minister, Argentina

Lea Gimenez, Finance Minister, Paraguay

David Tuesta, Finance Minister, Peru

Inés Bustillo, Director, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Washington Office

Participants can register here

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.