Capacity Building

Capacity building is a core component of the BEPS in Mining Program, as it is more broadly within the IGF. Our work fits in with and expands the financial benefit optimization pillar of the IGF’s cornerstone Mining Policy Framework.

Together with our partners, the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Inter-American Centre of Tax Administrations (CIAT), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), we help countries to strengthen mining fiscal regimes and revenue administration against the risk of BEPS. Our technical assistance is free of charge to our developing country members. We deliver support through multiple channels to maximize impact.

Does Your Country Need Technical Assistance on BEPS in Mining?

Any IGF member country can request support by emailing a completed request form to You can download the request form in English, French, or Spanish.

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Attendees at our training in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in November 2019.
Attendees a BEPS training in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in November 2019.

Qualified lawyers and fiscal policy specialists provide advice on drafting and implementing tax laws and policies relating to mining, including concession agreements.

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We draw on local and international experts to design and deliver trainings that meet country-specific or regional capacity-building needs. Our flagship annual workshops on international taxation and the extractives sector support officials in important mining regions, including Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. These workshops offer space for valuable discussion between countries regarding BEPS risks in the mining sector and an opportunity for officials to keep up with emerging policy and industry trends. Per request, we also provide country-specific trainings on both broad issues and specific topics, such as transfer pricing, tax incentives, or the valuation of specific minerals.

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As part of Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB), our experienced mining tax auditors and industry experts work hand-in-hand with local tax authorities on current mining audit cases. TIWB was launched jointly by the OECD and the United Nations Development Programme in 2015. It offers practical, hands-on assistance for developing counties seeking to gain tax audit knowledge and skills to collect their fair share of taxes from mining projects.

Deep Dive Countries

We have a number of countries where we committed for long-term assistanceWe also work with other countries on specific projects. 

“Large-scale mining is emerging a major economic sector in Ecuador and this elevated knowledge of BEPS risks will inform our manuals for tax audits in the sector.”

- Bertha Soraya Vaca Ortiz, National Tax Control Expert, Internal Revenue Service, Ecuador