15th WATAF General Assembly 18-20th September, 2019. Banjul Gambia.
WATAF is organising the 15th General Assembly holding on the 18th-20th, September 2019in Banjul, The Gambia.The theme for the General Assembly is ‘Setting an Agenda for Effective Domestic Revenue Mobilisation in West Africa’
Part of of the meeting is a High Level Policy Dialogue on DRM that will bring together diverse stakeholders from tax administrations, Ministry of Finance and Planning, academia, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), parliamentarians and the ECOWAS Commission to share experience and expectations from West Africa on the path to take towards formulating sound DRM policy frameworks domestically and sub-regionally to harness alternative source of domestic resources of West African countries.
The long term objective of the High Level Policy Dialogue is to foster a growth agenda on a regional scale, keeping in mind the fact that ECOWAS Countries (which are also the members of WATAF) are mostly low income countries facing a number of socio-economic challenges which inhibits their ability to increase tax revenues.