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Mining for Revenues: Alexandra Readhead on Transfer Pricing
January 31, 2017
Open pit gold mine, Tanzania. New report says mineral-rich African countries losing millions in potential tax revenue from mining industry (photo: Karl Schoemaker-Work At Play).
While many African countries have enjoyed significant revenues from the mining industry in recent years, a new study published by the Natural Resource Governance Institute suggests tax revenues from mining could be much higher if transfer pricing rules were enforced. In this podcast, we speak with the report’s author Alexandra Readhead.
Alexandra Readhead, independent consultant and author of Preventing Tax Base Erosion in Africa
The Cost of Corruption for the Young January 18, 2017
Sergejus Muravjovas speaking about impact of corruption on youth at 2016 IMF World-Bank Annual meetings (IMF photo).
Corruption, in its many forms, affects people from every walk of life, in every country. While it does not discriminate based on age, young people are affected by corruption in ways that can follow them throughout their careers. In this podcast, anti-corruption leader Sergejus Muravjovas, talks about the ways in which youth are fighting back.
Sergejus Muravjovas, Executive Director at Transparency International Lithuania and founder of TransparencySchool.org
Thomas Friedman on Warp Speed Digital Globalization January 11, 2017
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman presenting new book to economists and development professionals at IMF (IMF photo).
New York Times columnist and best-selling author Thomas Friedman, says our lives are being transformed in so many realms at once- it’s dizzying. In this podcast, Friedman talks about his new book, Thank You for Being Late, An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.
Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and best-selling author.
The IMF Statistics department launched a new e-learning series about government finance statistics. There are 15 videos. The above link is to a playlist on YouTube.