We strive to reduce existing structural inequalities between developed and developing economies by amplifying civil society advocacy on tax matters and strengthening the ability of developing country governments’ to improve tax policies and minimise losses from illicit financial flows; ultimately helping to build more stable and transparent systems of public finance and more effective and accountable governments.
Recent Cases & Projects
Supporting Civil Society in Kazakhstan
ILP provided support to Echo, a Nur-Sultan based NGO, in an effort to change the tax legislation of Kazakhstan in a way that will not allow the tax authorities to use it for putting additional pressure on the country's NGOs who receive funding from abroad.
Kazakh tax authorities had arrested and were threatening to fine our client and other anti-corruption NGOs by taking an extreme interpretation of newly introduced obligations on reporting foreign funding. ILP was able to support the NGO through their arrest and trial, leading to the charges and court action being dropped and drafting an amended reporting obligation on behalf of civil society in order to prevent future harassment and abuse of legislation against civil society.