Foreign aid and stimulating domestic revenue mobilisation in Uganda and Kenya: dissemination event

Date 29 July 2016

Time 07:30 – 11:00 EAT

Location Uganda Revenue Authority,  Nakawa office, Kampala, Uganda

Development Initiatives (DI) in partnership with the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) will hold a dissemination workshop to discuss the findings of a recent study on foreign aid and stimulating domestic revenue mobilisation  in Uganda and Kenya. The study looked at official development assistance (ODA) intended to stimulate domestic revenue mobilisation in Kenya and Uganda for poverty reduction and development. It highlighted areas where ODA has been channelled towards improving and increasing the collection and management of domestic revenue mobilisation, focusing on tax revenue.

The study found that a small proportion of ODA is channelled directly to domestic revenue mobilisation activities. ODA is targeted towards automation of tax collection systems, improving trade and capacity building. Read our discussion paper here.

Format and speakers

The event will start with an opening speech and a presentation of the findings by the research team. There will be a panel discussion on aid and tax with a range of experts in academia, government and non-state actors. This will be followed by an open and moderated discussion.

Opening remarks: Doris Akol, Commissioner, Uganda Revenue Authority

Presentation: Sophie Nampewo Kakembo, Analyst, Development Initiatives

For further details on this event, or to register your attendance, please contact Sophie Nampewo Kakembo: Tel: +256 782 639980