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Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization: Bolivia National Workshop

Date: 29 - 30 Apr 2014



Are tax systems providing governments with sufficient revenues to implement policies? Are rents from natural resources and mining a corrective for fiscal austerity? What are the linkages between domestic resource mobilization and donor relations in aid-dependent countries? And how do revenue policies impact on state-building and democratization?

These are some of the questions considered by the UNRISD project, Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization, for which research is currently being conducted in Bolivia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Following a general project methodology workshop in May 2013 and a first round of national project workshops, UNRISD is convening the second national workshop on the Bolivia case study on 29-30 April 2014 in La Paz.

At the event, the country research team will present the research reports and have the chance to discuss their preliminary findings with other experts in the field. Linkages will also be strengthened with key project stakeholders from civil society, academia and UN agencies attending the workshop, whose feedback will further feed into the finalization of the research.

The following participants will join the discussions.

Research Team
  • Katja Hujo, Research Coordinator, UNRISD, Geneva
  • Santiago Daroca Oller, Researcher for the Bolivian case study
  • Verónica Paz Arauco, Researcher for the Bolivian case study
  • Wilson Jiménez Pozo, Researcher for the Bolivian case study

UNDP
  • Katherine Grigsby, Resident Representative, UNDP Bolivia
  • Claudio Providas, Deputy Representative, UNDP Bolivia
  • Victor Hugo Bacarreza, Coordinator of the Human Development Report, UNDP Bolivia
  • Christian Jetté, Coordinator of the Gobernabilidad Team, UNDP Bolivia
  • Fernando García, Gobernabilidad Team, UNDP Bolivia
  • María José Oomen, Researcher working on the Human Development Report, UNDP Bolivia
  • Isabel Crespo Quintanilla, Researcher working on the Human Development Report, UNDP Bolivia

Discussants and Invited Experts
  • Roger Cortez Hurtado, CEO at Instituto Alternativo
  • Noelia Gómez, Researcher and social analyst
  • Susana Del Granado, PhD student, Environmental and Natural Resources Policy, SUNY-ESF
  • George Gray Molina, Chief Economist, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP New York
  • Mónica Loayza, Economist, Expert in international cooperation
  • Fernando Molina, Fundación Vicente Pazoskanki
  • Lourdes Montero, Coordinator of Justicia Económica at Oxfam GB-Bolivia
  • Armando Ortuño, Expert in political analysis
  • Ernesto Pérez de Rada, Researcher working on the Human Development Report, UNDP Bolivia
  • Jorge Viaña, Director, Centro de Investigaciones Sociales de la Vicepresidencia del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia