Tax Short Course

The ICTD in partnership with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), will offer two Tax and Development Short Courses early next year, one in the UK and the other in Ethiopia. The two availble course dates are:

Europe Course: 18th - 21st January 2016 at IDS, Brighton, UK

Africa course: 15th - 18th February 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

*There are only 25 places for each, so apply now!!

These two courses will build on last year’s inaugural edition of the Tax and Development Short Course, which was held in the UK, and is aimed at a broad, non-technical audience of practitioners and policymakers interested in or working on tax revenue mobilisation.

The course attracted applications from many participants drawn from diverse professional backgrounds, and we are looking forward to an even more interesting engagement in the next short course. Here is what some of the participants at the last short course had to say:

Merlin Chatwin, from Amplify Governance, an NGO based in Ghana, shared that for him, "the most useful thing was the ability to interact with individuals actively engaged in tax reform after hearing relevant research-based content," while Nompumelelo Dlamini, the Commissioner of Domestic Taxes of the Swaziland Revenue Authority said, "we will certainly support the next course, as I found it very valuable for the different stakeholders we have in my country."

How to apply 

Please complete the application form, clearly indicating whether you are applying for the UK or Ethiopian course. If you have problems accessing or completing this form, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use this application form link.



Three full scholarships are available to participants from developing countries who want to attend the UK edition. 

Please note that scholarships are assigned based on a highly competitive process, so if you can secure funding from your organisation you will have better chances of obtaining a place on the course.

For full details of the course, see here /