Strategy-Setting for Domestic Revenue Mobilization

Nov 17, 2021 Online No Fee
Nov 16, 2021

About this learning event

The webinar will build on the related workshop in 2020, which discussed how to closer cooperate for ensuring country commitment for mobilizing domestic revenues.

Participants will discuss countries’ efforts to set nationally defined domestic targets for enhancing domestic revenue as part of their national sustainable development strategies. Core elements of such strategies are the importance of establishing broad consensus on the level of revenue mobilization effort needed; understanding the comprehensive set of tax system reform strategies to achieve revenue goals; and securing sufficient funding, coordination, and alignment of donor and technical assistance support.

The webinar will be delivered by colleagues from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA).

During the ODI session, learners will discuss:
-    The fundamentals of tax policymaking, such as anchoring tax policy in agreed national strategic objectives, framing the national issues, developing context-specific approaches, unlocking the contribution of international organizations, capturing the value of a medium-term approach to revenue planning, and more.
-    Key determinants of successful tax policy-making, from the standpoint of (a) the organization, (b) people, skills and tools, (c) Intra-governmental relationships, and (d) external relationships.

During the OECD session, learners will discuss:
-    Strategy recommendations for tax reform programs.
-    the four interrelated components of the Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS) approach.
-    How international taxation reforms can be integrated into wider tax system reforms.

During the NTCA session, learners will address:
-    the resources that fill the strategy

All speakers will share relevant international experiences and show how to identify and learn from them.

Who should attend

Public finance officials, interested in deepening their knowledge of tax and revenue issues in the context of development cooperation.


  • Christopher John Wales, Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  • Hazel Granger, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  • Joseph Stead, Senior Policy Analyst on Tax and Development, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
  • Stefan Schmidt, Chain Strategist Collecting Data, the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA)


This learning initiative was supported by:

Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Overseas Development Institute (ODI)