Asia Pacific Tax Hub

In a world reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tax Hub will be instrumental in strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) and International Tax Cooperation (ITC) and in supporting developing member countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

In the Spotlight

  • Papers and Briefs

    Mobilizing Taxes for Development

    Developing Asian economies have the potential to raise tax revenues by exploring untapped sources and improving compliance to help meet key development goals, this brief explains.

  • Reports

    A Comparative Analysis of Tax Administration in Asia and the Pacific: Seventh Edition

    Assessing how Asia and the Pacific can benefit from stronger tax systems, this comparative analysis drills down into the set-ups and performance of revenue bodies in 41 economies to highlight reform challenges and outline opportunities.

  • Papers and Briefs

    Tax Incentives and Investment

    This brief analyzes how tax incentives are employed across Asia and the Pacific, looks at their effectiveness, and considers how they can best be used to encourage investment in activities with clear social benefits.

  • Guides

    Tax Expenditure Estimation Tool Kit

    This publication is designed to help tax analysts estimate revenue losses from tax expenditures and tax incentives. It presents the methodologies commonly used to estimate revenues forgone using varying sources of data.

Asia Pacific Tax Hub Portal

Asia Pacific Tax Hub Portal is now online

The Asia Pacific Tax Hub (APTH), with the support of the Domestic Resource Mobilization Trust Fund, has launched a web portal where accredited tax officials from ADB's developing members can interact with peers and experts on various domestic resource mobilization and international tax cooperation matters.

The web portal includes: a tax expert database; forums, where users may exchange expert views; a knowledge repository of ADB guidance notes and toolkits; a calendar of events hosted by the APTH; and the ADB-OECD BEPS 2.0 Helpdesk.

Register today for Asia Pacific Tax Hub Portal (Registration is for selected users only)

Domestic Resource Mobilization and International Tax Cooperation

Effective, timely, and corruption-free delivery of public services can require a steady source of financing for many developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. One of the biggest challenges is how to pool more resources to improve public financial management and enhance government capacity. Countries need to take strong policy and institutional reforms to raise tax yields to meet their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In a globalized world, where cross-border transactions are inevitable, they also need to meet international standards and better cooperate in implementing and enforcing tax rules.

ADB is in a unique position to improve governance at the national and sub-national level, develop capacity and share knowledge at the regional level, and contribute to the global initiatives in collaboration with other international organizations and sub-regional tax associations in the Asia and the Pacific region.

Domestic Resource Mobilization and International Tax Cooperation

Effective, timely, and corruption-free delivery of public services can require a steady source of financing for many developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. One of the biggest challenges is how to pool more resources to improve public financial management and enhance government capacity. Countries need to take strong policy and institutional reforms to raise tax yields to meet their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In a globalized world, where cross-border transactions are inevitable, they also need to meet international standards and better cooperate in implementing and enforcing tax rules.

ADB is in a unique position to improve governance at the national and sub-national level, develop capacity and share knowledge at the regional level, and contribute to the global initiatives in collaboration with other international organizations and sub-regional tax associations in the Asia and the Pacific region.