ICTD Blogs

Commentary and discussion about taxation and development from international experts.
Alexandra Readhead is an independent advisor on international taxation and extractive industries whose work focuses on issues of tax avoidance, and other forms of illicit financial flows, by multinational extractive companies in Africa. She has authored and co-authored a range of policy reports and guidelines, including the first reference book for tax practitioners on transfer pricing in mining; and directly advised numerous African tax authorities, Parliamentary Committees, and regional assemblies, on strengthening legal frameworks against abusive transfer pricing in the mining sector.
Alex Cobham is a development economist and chief executive at the international Tax Justice Network, and a visiting fellow at King’s College London IDI. Over the last fifteen years Alex has held various policy and research posts, including as a research fellow at the Center for Global Development, as chief policy adviser at Christian Aid and head of research at Save the Children (UK), and at Oxford as a junior economics fellow at St Anne’s college and as a researcher at Queen Elizabeth House.
Bill Savedoff is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development where he works on issues of aid effectiveness and health policy. His current research focuses on the use of performance payments in aid programs and problems posed by corruption.
Eustace Uzor is a masters’ student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa based in Abuja.
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 Senior Fellow of the ICTD. 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. Recently, with support from ICTD, he has completed an extensive analysis of the legal and administrative aspects of implementing a system of unitary taxation.