But for the European commissioner for international cooperation and development, even this was not “a major point of difference.” Mimica stressed that participants and partners in the negotiations came to Addis not to debate the creation of an intergovernmental tax body but to discuss ways to “make the U.N. tax committee more effective.”
It's over, and it's agreed. The third International Conference on Financing for Development has its outcome document, the world has a financing framework for the post-2015 era, and most of us are heading home. Was the Addis conference worth it?
In an exclusive interview with Devex on the sidelines of last month’s #FFD3 conference, Mimica gave the inside track on the ups and downs of the negotiations, as well as the road ahead and the role the EU in this context.
Richard oversees editorial content for campaigns and media partnerships at Devex. Previously an associate editor, he covered the full spectrum of development aid in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, supervising a team of correspondents and writers, penning articles and conducting high-level video interviews at events across the EMEA region. Currently based in Barcelona, Richard brings to bear 12 years of experience as an editor in institutional communications, public affairs and international development. His development experience includes stints in the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Ecuador.
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