Tax rates are key tools for mobilizing domestic resources and addressing specific market failures. Countries often offer tax concessions or reduce corporate tax rates in order to boost private investment or to direct investment to “desired areas”. Corporate tax rates, especially for foreign investors, have been reduced significantly in many Asia-Pacific economies during the last seven years.
Background Paper "Sustainable development financing: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific" for Asia-Pacific Outreach Meeting on Sustainable Development Financing, held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 10-11 June 2014.
The presentation comes from the Expert Meeting on the Implementation of the Outcome of the Asia-Pacific High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Assessment of Progress against Commitments in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals, 11 December 2013, Pullman Bangkok King Power.
Session 4: Benchmarking the Nexus
Presentation by Ms. Constanze Heydkamp, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering/IAO
Presentation by Mr Victorino Aquitania and Mr. Ranell Martin Dedicatoria, ICLEI SEA
Session 5: Innovative nexus focused technologies
Presentation by Mr. Martin Schaub, WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH
Presentation by Mr. Ralph Trosse, GIZ