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The Future of Resource Taxation’s Call for Ideas is Open

March 31, 2021

Do you have an idea to help governments collect revenue from their mineral resources? Would you like to present it to officials in ministries of mining and finance in developing countries?

The Future of Resource Taxation’s Call for Ideas is now open, offering creative thinkers the chance to develop fresh policy ideas fit for the coming wave of resource extraction. With critical minerals and mining set to figure prominently in the energy transition away from fossil fuels, the time is right to re-think how governments collect revenue from mineral resources.

This is a unique opportunity for people from non-governmental organizations, international organizations, academia, and industry–who are hereby invited to submit innovative policy ideas, ranging from incremental reforms to fundamental changes, to help resource-rich developing countries maximize revenues from mining.

Ideas that are innovative, forward looking, and responsive to the needs of developing countries will be prioritized, developed, and published in The Future of Resource Taxation: Handbook for Governments.

This project is a partnership between the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), which, combined, host 87 member countries.

How to submit your idea

  1. Pitch your idea (150 words)
  2. Describe the problem you are addressing (200 words)
  3. Expand on your idea (500 words)
  4. Describe its potential impact (250 words)
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About the IGF
The IGF supports more than 75 nations committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development to ensure negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared. It is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development, and environmental stewardship. The International Institute for Sustainable Development has served as Secretariat for the IGF since October 2015.

About the ATAF
The ATAF serves as an African network that aims to improve tax systems in Africa through exchanges, knowledge dissemination, capacity development, and active contribution to the regional and global tax agenda. Improved tax systems will increase the accountability of the state to its citizens and enhance domestic resource mobilization, thereby fostering inclusive economic growth.