ICTD Blogs

Commentary and discussion about taxation and development from international experts.
Dr. Jalia Kangave has over ten years of experience in the fields of taxation and law and development working in academia, the private and government sector, civil society organizations and international organizations. Dr. Jalia is currently Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and the Capacity Building Manager with 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.

Tax Justice for Women’s Rights: The Real Issues in Developing Countries

For the past twenty years, Maama Sula (let’s say) has run a small fast-food restaurant in a town called Wandegeya in Kampala, Uganda. She sources the bulk of her supplies from the women in the nearby market. Because her business...
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Promoting Tax Bargains in Uganda and Beyond: The Importance of Civil Society and Parliamentarians

While developing countries have acknowledged the importance of domestic resource mobilization in development, in practice, not enough attention is being paid to the importance of tax bargains. Attempting to increase tax-to-GDP ratios without promoting negotiations between the taxing authorities and those...
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