Domestic Resource Mobilisation
Publication18 October 2019
On 18th October 2019, Ireland’s Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) initiative was launched in at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. The DRM initiative is a whole of government collaboration between the Department of Finance, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners (Revenue), the aim of which is to strengthen developing countries’ tax administrative capacity.
Irish authorities provide valuable support to developing countries’ tax administrations. Revenue provides training for tax officials from around the world through platforms such as the Global Relations Programme and also seeks direct bilateral partnerships with specific tax authorities. This initiative aims to support partner tax administrations and enhance the capacity for sustainable DRM, building on existing programmes. Under the DRM initiative, Ireland will support partner tax administrations by:
- Scaling-up our support to DRM activities, at least doubling our funding by 2020;
- Sharing our experience through effective global partnerships such as the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF); and
- Shaping an enabling environment through co-ordinated action across government.
These measures will enable support to build effective and fair tax systems to be offered in a wide range of areas including Technical and Specialised Tax areas; Operational Effectiveness; and Organisational and Institutional Change Management. Ireland will pursue a partnership approach to the support offered by developing strategic relationships with credible and well established actors including the World Bank, the IMF and ATAF.