'Using Research to Improve Revenue Collection in Africa'

in association with the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

CEO of the ICTD Professor Mick Moore with the Commissioner General of the Uganda Revenue Authority Doris Akol and

the Assistant Commissioner of Research Milly Isingoma Nalukwago

DAY 1 PRESENTATIONS (Monday, 16 October 2017)

1. Tax Treaty Policies for Developing Countries

Catherine Ngina Mutava, ICTD Researcher in International Tax (Tax Treaties) & Associate Director of the Strathmore Tax Research Centre.

2. Overview of Uganda's Tax Treaty Policy

Gerald Namoma, Tax Policy Department, Ugandan Ministry of Finance.

3. Transfer Pricing Methods and Alternatives: Safe Harbour Regimes

Alexander Ezenagu, Doctoral ICTD Researcher in International Tax (BEPS and Beyond).

4. Corporate Tax Avoidance in Developing Countries: An Unsolved Political- Economic Problem

Michael C. Durst, US Tax Practitioner and ICTD Research Fellow.

5. Gender and Tax in Africa: What are the Issues?

Jalia Kangave, Capacity Building Manager, ICTD & Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

6. Toilets, Not Taxes: A Case Study on Gender and Taxation in Dar es Salaam’s Marketplaces

Anna Meleiya Mbise and Marius Siebert, ICTD Researchers, and Research Consultants with Liminos Consultancy, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

7. The Status of Gender in Tax Administration: The Case of the Uganda Revenue Authority

Michael Mwondha, Research Planning and Development, Commissioner General’s Office, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

8. The Micro-Links between Taxation & Accountability Initiatives

Rachel Beach, PhD Fellow, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark; and Fariya Mohiuddin, Ghana Research Lead, ICTD - OSF Tax and Accountability Project.

9. Mapping Tax Compliance Cost on Businesses in Africa

Merima Ali, Post doc, Tax and Public Finance, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway, and Assistant Prof. at Syracuse University.

 

Day 2 PRESENTATIONS (Tuesday, 17 October 2017)

 

THE ICTD ANNUAL LECTURE:

10. Why Tax Administrations Should Consider a Public Sector Office: The Case of the Uganda Revenue Authority.
Henry Saka, Commissioner of Domestic Taxes at the URA

Chair : Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Research Professor, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway; Extraordinary Professor, African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa, & ICTD Research Fellow.

 

 Watch the video of the annual lecture by Henry Saka here. 

11. Taxing Uganda's HNWIs: Lessons for and from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Ronald Waiswa, ICTD Researcher, and Supervisor: Research and Policy Analysis, Uganda Revenue Authority Research, Planning and Business Development Division and Monica Tumerkunde, Supervisor, HNWI Unit, Uganda Revenue Authority Research, Planning and Business Development Division.

12. The Response of Tax Payers to Increased Availability of Information through the Introduction of ICT Technologies: Using Experimental Data from Ethiopia

Andualem Telaye Mengistu, Senior Researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI); ICTD Researcher and Chair of the Ethiopian Tax Research Network (ETRN) Management Committee

13. Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs) in Tanzania, Compliance and Challenges: A Survey of Customers and Businesses

Cecilia Kagoma, Research Officer, Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA).

 

Day 3 PRESENTATIONS (Wednesday, 18 October 2017)

 

14. The African Property Tax Initiative (APTI): From Research to Action.

Nyah Zebong, Project Lead, African Property Tax Initiative, ICTD, and Wilson Prichard, ICTD Research Director.

15. Building Social Fiscal Contracts through Property Tax Reform in Sierra Leone

Wilson Prichard, ICTD Research Director & Associate Professor, University of Toronto.

16. Evaluating Taxpayer Training Programmes Designed to Improve Compliance

Denis Mukama, Head of Research, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA); Giulia Mascagni, Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Research Director, ICTD; and Fabrizio Santoro, ICTD Research Officer.

17. Thematic session – The Rules of Engagement

Mustapha Ndajiwo, Deputy Manager – Tax, Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), and Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN) Mnagagement Committee member

18. Taxing Tobacco in Africa

Hana Ross, Principle Research Officer, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), University of Cape Town;

19. Caxton Ngeywo, Head of the Market Surveillance Office, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

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