Welcome to the third episode in the Gender and Revenue Administration Podcast Series. A special collaborative series by the International Monetary Fund’s Fiscal Affairs Department and the TADAT Secretariat. This is Wofai Ibiang from the TADAT Secretariat.
The first two episodes featured leaders in Tax and Customs’ Administrations who shared their views and strategies on how to seek gender equity in their organizations. This episode is moderated by Ms. Vicki Perry, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF, with guests Ms. Deborah Jenkins, Deputy Commissioner, Small Business at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), and Ms. Doris Akol, Senior Policy and Engagement Advisor for the International Center for Tax and Development (ICTD)’s DIGITAX program. Ms. Jenkins shares her perspective on the role of gender at the ATO and how the Australian government’s clear commitment has set the country as one of the leaders in gender equality. Ms. Akol shares insights regarding the facilitation of gender equality in Uganda. Both speakers highlight pragmatic steps that countries can adopt towards improving gender equality, especially in tax administrations.