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Tax Justice Issues in Extractives: Examples from the Philippines (Issue Brief 2019 Nov)The extractives sector is one of the most concentrated and lucrative enterprises anywhere in the world. Limited competition raises questions of transparency and accountability with regard their profits, structures and systems. Revenues of the biggest mining multinational firms run to the billions of dollars, while they leave environments in often irreversible ruin, poison water and land, dislocate communities and destroy local livelihoods.

But these are not all that they extract from developing countries. Mining companies are also implicated in attempts to exploit generous fiscal incentives and loopholes in the law to dodge their tax obligations and thus further boost profits.

pdfTax Justice Issues in Extractives: Examples from the Philippines (Issue Brief 2019 Nov)

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Leading international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have joined calls to end inequality, and with their resources and influence, seek to shape the discourse.

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund - A Past and a Present of Contributing to Poverty and Inequality

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APMDD co-sponsored and participated in a "Roundtable on Reforms in International Taxation and Financial Transparency: Towards a Regional Agenda for Asia" last November 21, 2016 in New Delhi.

Tax Administrators Roundtable, New Delhi, India

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The "Tax Justice Together" Campaigners' Conference in Warsaw, Poland is part of the Tax Justice Together project of Action Aid and Oxfam, aimed primarily at "putting tax justice at the heart of the European agenda."

Asian tax justice alliance joins GATJ reps in Action Aid – Oxfam Tax Justice Together Campaigners’ Conference

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"Tax justice opens concrete opportunities for claiming urgently needed resources in tax protection" is APMDD's main message at the Workshop on Expanding on Social Protection Towards Addressing Inequality and Increasing Vulnerabilities under ASEAN Integration.

APMDD inputs tax justice lens into international workshop on social protection© Maris dela Cruz