Latest Publications

Norms, Networks, Power, and Control:Understanding Informal Payments and Brokerage in Cross-Border Trade in Sierra Leone
byVanessa van den Boogaard, Wilson Prichard and Samuel Jibao

ICTD Working Paper 74 Summary: Recent research has cast light on the variety of informal payments and practices that govern the day-to-day interactions between traders and customs agents at border…

ICTD Summary Brief 14: Taxing High Net Worth Individuals: Lessons from the Uganda Revenue Authority’s Experience
byJalia Kangave, Susan Nakato, Ronald Waiswa, Milly Nalukwago and Patrick Lumala Zzimbe

Low-income countries have, on average, reduced their reliance on foreign aid in the past two decades. This has been achieved in part by collaborating with high-income countries and donor agencies to…

Research in Brief Issue 16: Taxation, Property Rights and the Social Contract in Lagos
byTom Goodfellow and Olly Owen

This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD Working Paper 73 by Tom Goodfellow and Olly Owen. This series is aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone…

News & Events

Applications open for ICTD Research Methods & Dissemination Workshop in July

Applications open for ICTD Research Methods & Dissemination Workshop in July

13 February 2018

The ICTD is pleased to invite applications for its Research Methods and Dissemination workshop to be held in July in Addis Ababa. Dates: 24th – 27th July 2018 Location: Addis...

ICTD researchers to speak at global tax conference at the United Nations

ICTD researchers to speak at global tax conference at the United Nations

08 February 2018

Two members of our team have been invited to speak at the First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT), a joint initiative of the World Bank, IMF, OECD,...

African Tax Research Network- Call for Papers

African Tax Research Network- Call for Papers

30 November 2017

  AFRICAN TAX RESEARCH NETWORK (ATRN) 4th Annual CongressThe role of the social and political environment in strengthening tax systems in Africa: Solutions to tax collection Venue: Morocco, 10 –...

Latest Blogs

Mick Moore
08 January 2018
Commentary and Debate
In the past two decades, the debate on international taxation has changed considerably. While the system is still biased against the governments of developing countries, the politics have moved in their favour. If they are able to organise and work ...
Commentary and Debate
Nigeria is one of the fastest-growing online nations on earth, with 91.6 million Nigerians online as of mid-2017, according to the country’s Communications Commission. But taxing this digital domain is still very much in the analogue era. Akintunde ...
Alexandra Readhead
04 December 2017
Commentary and Debate
Recently, 38 African tax authorities convened in Abuja for the International Conference on Tax in Africa, organised by the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). The group discussed ways to boost tax revenues, in particular, how to improve collect...

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