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Beauty of Taxation

  • Open Gov Hub 1110 Vermont Ave NW Suite 500 Washington DC 20005 USA (map)

This discussion will share the success story of sustainable development through participatory tax governance in one of the provinces in Pakistan. At its core, it's about women's empowerment through educating beauty salon entrepreneurs, which resulted in boosting tax revenues. Though this project, the registered taxpayers increased by 137% and the tax revenues increased by 330% post the awareness workshops.

We'll be asking:

How social media can be helpful in effective good governance? What are the effective ways in which good governance can be injected into government departments?

Ms. Ifaza Waheed is a Chartered Accountant and a First-Class Graduate with eight years of professional experience. She currently works with the German Technical Cooperation, GIZ, as a Technical Advisor for the good governance program in Punjab. Ms. Waheed has written a research paper on Sustainable Development through Effective Tax Governance which was published in an international journal. Additionally, her blog, “Beauty of Taxation,” was published on GIZ’s Intranet, exhibiting female empowerment through educating beauty salon entrepreneurs.