The Inaugural Annual Forum on Developing Country Tax Policies and Cooperation for Agenda 2030, Inaugural Annual Forum organized by the South Centre and the Government of Indonesia, 30 November – 2 December 2016, Surabaya, Indonesia
Sixty-seven delegates, coming from nearly forty countries from the Asia, Africa, and Latin America and Caribbean regions, participating often simultaneously as country representatives and presenters and experts, came together in Surabaya, Indonesia, from 30 November to 2 December 2016 to attend the Inaugural Annual Forum on Developing Country Tax Policies and Cooperation for Agenda 2030. The Forum serves as a platform for senior developing country government officials to discuss trends and perspectives in the current geopolitical landscape of tax policy and international cooperation on tax and finance administration. It further offers a space for debate and exchange of views among senior developing country officials on the challenges and opportunities arising within regions and individual countries that are pursuing inclusive growth and sustainable development goals. By analyzing the most recent trends, the Forum aimed also at assisting developing countries in finding solutions, building on lessons learned by peers, and strengthening practical South-South cooperation activities in tax policy and tax cooperation.