Latest Publications

The Political Economy of Long-Term Revenue Decline in Sri Lanka
byMick Moore

ICTD Working Paper 65 Summary: From the 1950s to the 1980s, Sri Lankan governments collected a high proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in taxes. They spent most of that money on mass…

ICTD Summary Brief 6: Tax and Gender in Developing Countries: What are the Issues?
byAnuradha Joshi

This ICTD Summary Brief is the sixth in our six special research synthesis pieces, produced at the end of the ICTD's first five-year funding period in Spring 2016.

This brief explains what we have…

Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting in Africa – Part 2: A Critique of Some Priority OECD Actions from an African Perspective
byAnnet Wanyana Oguttu

ICTD Working Paper 64 Summary: In Part 2 of this article, the author continues her examination of the implications of the OECD’s Action Plan on Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting from an African…

News & Events

Research Methods and Dissemination Workshop: Apply Now!

Research Methods and Dissemination Workshop: Apply Now!

26 January 2017

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the ICTD are pleased to announce the second edition of the Research Methods and Dissemination workshop, as a follow-up capacity building activity from...

Tax and Development Short Course 2017: Apply Now!

Tax and Development Short Course 2017: Apply Now!

26 January 2017

The ICTD and ATAF are pleased to annouce that this year's Tax and Development short course will be held on the 15-18th of May in Tanzania. Applications will be accepted...

Call for Papers: UNU-WIDER Conference

Call for Papers: UNU-WIDER Conference

20 January 2017

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) will organize a two-day conference on public economics for development, in Maputo, Mozambique on 5-6 July 2017. Despite successes in...

Latest Blogs

Bill Savedoff
09 February 2017
Commentary and Debate
Last November, I got a birthday gift from the International Monetary Fund: my very own copy of “How to Design and Enforce Tobacco Excises?” I don’t blame you for missing it—it came out 5 days before the US election. I was quite pleased to see it. I’...
Eustace Uzor
18 January 2017
Commentary and Debate
The need to achieve fiscal convergence and consolidation in Nigeria cannot be overemphasised. This is especially important considering that the economy recently slipped into recession, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. One not...
Mike Durst
09 January 2017
Commentary and Debate
Policy-makers in developing countries, when choosing a mix of fiscal instruments to govern a mining or oil-and-gas development, often face a dilemma. It’s a tug-of-war between tradition, as represented by a preference for royalties that are based on...

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