Technology and Tax during and beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 25, 2020Uncategorized

Hosted by the Prosperity Collaborative, a newly formed coalition of World Bank, MIT, EY, New America, and the Michael Dukakis Institute

Public finance is not a typical frontline crisis management function. Yet in recent months, revenue management has been filling a critical role in managing the public sector response to the coronavirus pandemic. As governments provide their citizens with immediate economic relief from the pandemic, public finance officials have been taking on greatly expanded responsibilities such as administering payments and other benefits programs.

The Prosperity Collaborative’s inaugural online event shares strategies that can help tax bureaus manage the crisis and serve their constituents. The first online panel will focus on how tax administrations can remain resilient by transforming their missions and operationalizing relief programs. The second online panel will explore how innovative technology can help leaders in public finance build stronger, more effective institutions.

This event is hosted by the Prosperity Collaborative, a coalition of the World Bank, MIT, EY, the Digital Impact and Governance Initiative at New America, and the Boston Global Forum Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation. They bring together a diverse set of leading partners from the public sector, private sector, academia, and civil society to develop new open source technologies and digital public goods that will transform tax systems and enhance local capacity with an initial focus on emerging economies.

Time: May 27th at 8:45am ET.


Marcello Estevão, Global Director, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment, World Bank

Chiara Bronchi, Global Practice Manager, Fiscal Policy & Sustainable Growth, World Bank

Kate Barton, Global Vice Chair – Tax, EY

Sandy Pentland, Professor, Connection Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tomicah Tillemann, Director, Digital Impact and Governance Initiative, New America

Jacky Wright, Chief Digital Officer, Microsoft

Jeff Saviano, Global Tax Innovation Leader, EY

Raul Felix Junquera-Varela, Global Lead on Domestic Resource Mobilization, World Bank

Jeffrey Cooper, Executive Industry Consultant, SAS Institute