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Senior Fellow

Michael C. Durst 


Michael C. Durst is a long-time US tax practitioner, an author on international taxation and developing countries, a former government official and law professor, and an ICTD researcher. He has practiced extensively in the field of international taxation, both in the private sector and in the US government, as Director of the IRS Advance Pricing Agreement Program. Michael has published many articles, in both academic and professional journals, on issues of international taxation, particularly as they affect developing countries.



Researcher in International Tax (BEPS and Beyond)

Alexander Ezenagu

Alexander Ezenagu is a legal practitioner called to the Nigerian bar. He is currently completing a doctorate in International Tax Law at McGill University, Canada, and holds a Master of Law degree (LL.M) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is an Associate Research Fellow (Trade, Investments and Public Private Partnerships), at the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (OGEES Institute), Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria. As a doctoral researcher, Alexander focuses on international tax law and policy issues, with emphasis on the relationship between taxation and economic development and on the role of government and non-government institutions and actors in the creation of tax policy norms. 






Senior Fellow

Professor Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Professor Odd-Helge Fjeldstad is an economist working at CMI, Norway, and at the African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria. He has more than 30 years of experience from research and policy analysis in Eastern and Southern Africa. He has published widely, both scholarly and policy-oriented, on tax reform, revenue administration, tax compliance and evasion, fiscal corruption, capital flight, and local government taxation. His work has involved long-term collaboration with research institutions in Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Fjeldstad has also been advisor for several African governments on public financial management, and has worked as consultant for bilateral and multilateral development organisations, including DFID, Norad, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OECD, IFC and the World Bank.   
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Gender and Tax Research Advisor

Dr Anuradha Joshi 

Dr Anuradha Joshi is a senior research fellow and leads the Governance cluster at the Institute of Development Studies. Her work focuses on policy processes and institutional analysis of development.  Her current research interests focus on gender and taxation, taxation of the informal sector, collective action, social accountability and service delivery.
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Capacity Building Manager

Dr Jalia Kangave 

Dr Jalia Kangave has over ten years of experience in the fields of taxation and law and development working with academia, the private and government sector, civil society organizations and international organizations. Jalia is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and the Capacity Building Manager of the ICTD, and as such is the primary contact for all enquiries regarding building links, partnerships and developing capacity of researchers and affiliated organisations to better undertake and disseminate high quality research effectively and efficiently. She also leads our Gender and Tax program.



Research Co-Director

Dr Giulia Mascagni

Dr Giulia Mascagni's main research interests relate to taxation, public finance, and evaluation of public policy in low-income countries. She is an economist by training, with a PhD at the University of Sussex (Department of Economics). Giulia is currently a Research Fellow in the Governance Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies, UK, and Research Co-Director at the ICTD. 





Research Uptake and Communications Manager

Rhiannon McCluskey

Rhiannon McCluskey holds a masters in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies. Her research has focused on government revenue-raising and social accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is responsible for the development and implementation of the research uptake and communications strategy across the ICTD's programmes. She leads on research dissemination via online and offline channels, and is the primary contact for stakeholder relations and the media.




Chief Executive Officer

Professor Mick Moore

Professor Mick Moore is a political economist. He has done extensive field research in Africa and Asia, especially Sri Lanka, Taiwan and India. His broad research interests are in the domestic and international dimensions of good and bad governance in poor countries. He focuses specifically on taxation and governance, and is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Tax and Development. He is also a Professorial Fellow in the Governance Team at the Institute of Development Studies, UK.
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Researcher in International Tax (Tax Treaties)

Catherine Ngina Mutava

Catherine Ngina Mutava is the Associate Director of the Strathmore Tax Research Centre. She holds a Masters in Laws in International Taxation (LLM) from New York University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi.  Previously she worked as a tax researcher in Netherlands at the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), an organization that specialises in tax research and cross-border taxation, and was involved in the in depth tax research on tax systems of nine African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Gambia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Liberia. She has worked with KPMG, one of the leading tax firms in the country, and has been involved in the set up and running of tax departments for two leading law firms in the country.





Research Associate

Nicolas Orgeira 


Nicolas Orgeira is working as a Research Associate, primarily on tax perception in Sierra Leone and on tax burden in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to joining the ICTD, Nicolas worked on survey implementation in Ghana, France and Burkina Faso for two years, in various capacities. His work included topics ranging from early child development to local governance.







Research Coordinator, Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN)


Dr Olly Owen





Dr Olly Owen is the NTRN Research Coordinator as well as co-investigator (with Dr Tom Goodfellow) on the project Taxation, Property Rights and the Social Contract in Lagos. He is an ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow at Oxford Department for International Development (ODID) where he is currently working on a three-year study of new transformations in revenue and fiscal governance in Nigeria, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. At ODID he also continues work with a focus on policing structures and practices in Nigeria and work related to longstanding interests in politics and governance in the West African sub-region and in political anthropology. After working in London and Lagos, first with West African civil society groups, and then as an investment risk analyst Olly completed a DPhil at Oxford University’s Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, undertaking an ethnographic study of the Nigerian Police Force.




Senior Fellow

Sol Picciotto 

Sol Picciotto (BA Oxford, JD Chicago) is an emeritus professor at Lancaster University, a Senior Adviser of the Tax Justice Network, coordinator of the BEPS Monitoring Group, and a member of the UN Tax Committee's subcommittee on dispute resolution. His research for the ICTD focuses on the taxation of transnational corporations with special reference to developing countries. Professor Picciotto has taught at the universities of Dar es Salaam (1964-1968), Tanzania, and at Warwick (1968-1992) and Lancaster (1992-2007), the United Kingdom. Professor Picciotto was also Scientific Director of the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (2009-2011). He is the author of International Business Taxation and Regulating Global Corporate Capitalism, and of several co-written books, as well as numerous chapters and articles on various international tax issues and other aspects of international business and economic law.
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Research Director

Dr Wilson Prichard


Wilson Prichard is Assistant Professor of Global Affairs and Political Science at the Universityof Toronto, Research Director of the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), and Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. His work focuses on the political economy of tax reform and on the connections between taxation, governance and development, particularly in Africa. He is the author of Taxation, Responsiveness and Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Dynamics of Tax Bargaining (Cambridge University Press, 2015), as well as articles in, among others, in, among others, British Journal of Political Science, African Affairs, World Development, Journal of Development Studies and African Studies Review. He is currently advising the World Bank and DFID on the design of their tax and development programs, and is the Chairman of the African Property Tax Initiative.



Programme Coordinator

Simon Rees 

Simon Rees is based at the Institute of Development Studies and is responsible for managing the programme of work funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Simon also provides general coordination and administrative support the wider ICTD team.





Project Coordinator


Oliver Roy



Oliver Roy is based at the Institute of Development Studies where he works as Project Coordinator within ICTD. Oliver is primarily responsible for coordinating the ICTD publications process and organising both internal and external events; he also provides general coordination and administrative support the wider ICTD team.



Research Officer

Fabrizio Santoro 

Fabrizio Santoro is based at the Institute of Development Studies, working as a Research Officer, primarily on a project on tax compliance in Rwanda. Fabrizio's main research interests relate to governance, public finance, and taxation, with a strong focus on impact evaluation methodologies and statistical analysis. Holding a MSc in Economic and Social Sciences at Bocconi University (Milan), Fabrizio worked as Research Associate in Myanmar for a year and a half before joining the ICTD. Since September 2017 he has been undertaking a PhD in Economics at Sussex University.

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Acting Programme Manager

Camilla Walsh

Camilla Walsh is Acting Programme Manager of the ICTD and based at the Institute of Development Studies, UK. Camilla is responsible for donor relations, research partner relations, contract management, financial management, oversight of research proposals and projects, coordination of internal communications and managing the administrative team. Camilla is the ICTD's primary contact for all general enquiries related to research, partnerships, contracts, proposals and donor relations.




Project Leader, African Property Tax Initiative (APTI)

Dr Nyah Zebong


Dr Nyah Zebong has over 11 years extensive experience working with the Minstry of Finance of Cameroon on tax policy and administration issues including, notably; compliance, audits, appeals and tax collection. He has, on a part-time basis, been involved in academia as visiting lecturer for both Taxation Law and Project Finance. Dr Nyah wrote his Ph.D thesis on taxation of the extractive industries, notably focusing on tax anti-avoidance and transfer pricing. He has been Project Leader for ICTD's Afirican Property Tax Initiative (APTI) since its launch in 2017.