March 11, 2019
Dr. Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Professor of Economics and Program Coordinator, B.Comm International Business, B.Comm Healthcare Management) created and edited the content of the Value Added Tax (VAT) module of the Tax Policy Assessment Framework (TPAF) during his six-month appointment as Visiting Scholar in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF in 2017-18. The IMF and the World Bank have released publicly the first module (VAT) for discussion and comment. TPAF will provide a framework for systematic assessments of all major taxes, aimed to provide a solid analytical basis and practical guidance for the design of tax policy. It is a public good that can be used by providers of technical assistance, country officials, analysts, civil society organizations, the donor community, and academia. The official press release and a link to the interactive tool are available here.