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The Ethiopian Tax Research Network (ETRN) is a new initiative of the ICTD funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the ETRN is to support the generation and exchange of tax knowledge in Ethiopia.

STOP PRESS: The Ethiopian Tax Research Network (ETRN) CALL FOR PROPOSALS is now open! Deadline for all submissions is Saturday 28th of October at 23:00 (GMT). 

ETRN stakeholders include tax practitioners and researchers from both Ethiopian and international organisations. It is concerned with all topics related to taxation, ranging from tax policy to tax administration, and from academic papers to practical studies.

The three main objectives of the ETRN are to: 

1. Provide a platform for knowledge exchange and for evidence-based debate on tax issues, through seminars and conferences.
2. Facilitate coordination and complementarity between existing projects and actors active in the area of tax in Ethiopia.
3. Provide funding for high quality, policy-relevant research mainly or wholly led and undertaken by Ethiopian researchers.

The ETRN was officially launched on the 20th of September 2017 at the Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa, and was extremely well attended with over 100 people participating.

The event began with introductory remarks by Mezgebu Amha, Director for Macroeconomy Policy and Management at the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, followed by a keynote by Professor Mick Moore, CEO of the International Centre for Tax and Development. 

The afternoon featured research and policy panels, with a variety of presentations of work done on taxation and development in Ethiopia. 

Find the launch programme here.ETRN image

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