Ghana: National workshop on the measurement of tax and commercial IFFs

16 - 18 April 2024
La Palm Royal Beach Hotel
, Ghana

The national workshop in Accra is part of the UNCTAD project on the “Statistical measurement of tax and commercial illicit financial flows to enable more targeted policy action” in Ghana, Namibia and Zambia.

Ghana was among the twelve pilot countries in Africa who joined the previous DA11 project and tested the proposed methodologies from the UNCTAD Methodological Guidelines to measure tax and commercial IFFs, which has been refined based on countries’ feedback. UNCTAD released in 2023 the technical paper “Towards a Statistical Framework to measure tax and commercial IFFs” incorporating those feedback for further testing.

Ghana is focusing specifically on measuring trade misinvoicing with Method#1 – Partner Country Method Plus, and Method#2 – Price Filter Method Plus, but is also interested in other methods measuring aggressive tax avoidance or profit shifting by Multinational Enterprises (MNEs).

This workshop aims at getting the key national agencies together to refine unofficial estimates calculated in 2022, with the objective of reporting the final official results on the Global SDG Indicator Database for indicator 16.4.1. Another objective will be to discuss the linkages between measurement and policy formulation.

The participants come from the national Technical Working Group (TWG), composed of relevant national agencies working together to compile statistics on IFFs.

29 Apr 2024
UNCTAD Africa Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC)
Sponsor / funding:
Open Society Foundation (OSF)

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