The activities we undertake focus specifically on the areas for which Capabuild was established, namely improving training-curricula at tax training centers, and strengthening the capacity of tax training centers to train the trainers and their institutional clients, tax administrations.

Upon request of our customers/counterparts Capabuild involves businesses in Capabuild’s training activities, thereby making it truly a public private partnership instrument. Many tax administrations are eager to learn how multinationals operate and how they view the tax system in our counterparts’ countries. Capabuild ensures that no conflict of interest occurs.

Currently we have active projects (at various stages of implementation) in Indonesia, Botswana, Rwanda, and Kenya. Pipeline projects are currently being developed for Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania.



At the outset, our efforts entail physical visits to the countries involved, where we, in co-operation with the local training centre and tax representatives, define feasibility, scoping and design.

While a major part of the execution of the programs is usually done locally, with the Covid-19 restrictions we aim to do this more online, with the help of video conferencing and other online applications. For this purpose, our production team operates a mobile studio in the Netherlands from which the program is executed in close cooperation with the country’s production team and our moderating team in Australia.

After Covid-19 we expect to continue to do a big part of the work online.


In response to the Covid-19 crisis, we have built a state of the art of online education platform, enabling Capabuild to continue our training efforts despite travel limitations and lockdowns.



In July and August 2020, we delivered our first online webinar in close collaboration with the Financial Education and Training Agency (FETA) in Indonesia. The topic was trade, tax and treaties.

Together, we also helped FETA to establish, within the Indonesian government, a multidisciplinary taskforce that would deal with taxation, investment, trade and the relevant treaties related to these themes. The webinar was also the first important live test of our online platform. It was a great success, thanks to the co-operation of the Indonesian organisation, our Australian experts and our Dutch production team.

On the trainer side, we had help from experts including Serge de Reus from Naspers/Prosus, Aart Roelofsen from the Ministry of Finance, Johan Hollebeek and the Deloitte team in Jakarta, Premkumar Baldewsing from IBFD, and Martin Bergwerff.

In November 2020, we delivered our first webinar for the international tax and transfer pricing unit of the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) on transfer pricing. Here, we were assisted by outside trainers Martin Bergwerff, Arnoud van der Meer (Heineken director of global transfer pricing), John Low (regional tax manager, AMEE region), Pim Gerretsen van der Hoop (Deloitte).