Join the 2017 Summer Course on “Taxation and Development”

The Summer Course 2017 on Taxation and Development will take place on 28 August – 1 September 2017 in the city Bled in Slovenija. The course is organized by Policy Research Center in cooperation with Partners.


The program is intended to provide in depth analyses of current taxation issues relevant in the development agenda in different countries and continents. The program will review in detail and will also provide space for in depth discussions between trainers and participants on the following topics and tax development agendas:

  • Mobilization of Domestic Resources,
  • Local and Property Taxation,
  • Extractive Industry Taxation,
  • International Taxation including BEPS project update and EU Tax Developments,
  • Transparency Initiatives including public CbCR initiative.


This program is intended for professionals working in national and international development agencies, NGO’s, journalists, policy advisers, advisers to ministers and members of parliament, policy makers as well as researchers active in research and development.


Main instructor of the course will be JUDr. Tomas Balco, LL.M., FCCA., a tax professional with over 16 years of combined practical experience in private and public sectors as well as research and academia in 4 continents (Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia). Tomas Balco  is currently employed by the Ministry of Finance of Slovakia, where he is responsible for Transfer Pricing and also advises on International and EU taxation policy issues as well as tax treaty negotiation.


Registration: application should be sent via e-mail to :

For application – download the active form on our website.


Join Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF) Learning Initiatives

CEF, as a key learning partner for finance officials in the region of South East Europe, has specified four thematic priorities for its work:

  1. Public Financial Management:

– Budget Preparation and Execution

– Accounting and Auditing

  1. Tax Policy and Administration
  2. Central Banking
  3. Leadership

CEF invites learn4dev members to join its learning initiatives. Browse through current offer of learning initiatives on the following link:

For more information on the CEF learning program, please visit

GIZ Winter School 2015: Good Financial Governance – Advanced Training

From 07 – 11 December, 2015 GIZ Winter School is organising an advanced training on Good Financial Governance. All courses are held in English.

Contents and topics:
A wide range of public finance topics will be covered: The German value based approach to good
financial governance, Improving fiscal policy and financial management, Tax policies and taxation systems,Showbox for iOS Improving expenditure planning and budgeting, Fiscal decentralization, Financial reporting and auditing, One-day selective module modeled according to the participants’ particular requirements.

Target Group:
The Winter School targets development practitioners and decision-makers with experience in public finance reforms.

Registration Deadline:
1st September, 2015. We recommend early registration.

Venue and Accommodation:
The Winter School will be conducted at NH Hotel Berlin Mitte, Leipziger Straße. The four star hotel is situated directly near Friedrichstraße in the city center. A reserved hotel contingent at the same NH Hotel will be available.

More information and contact details