Tax and the end of aid dependence in Africa

15 June 2011 12:30 - 14:00 GMT+01 (BST)
Public event
Streamed live online

Allen Kagina
-  Commissioner General of the Uganda Revenue Authority

Jonathan Glennie - Research Felllow, Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure (CAPE), Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


Mick Moore - Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies; and Chief Executive Officer, International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)


Alison Evans - Director, ODI


As Commissioner General of the Uganda Revenue Authority, Allen Kagina has led such important reforms that it now becomes sensible to conceptualize a Uganda moving on from decades of aid dependence. Ms Kagina will take this opportunity to outline both the reforms undertaken, the impact they have had on Uganda's budget, and what the future holds. This comes at a particularly important time for Uganda, as food and fuel prices rise fast, prompting unrest and socio-political conflict.