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ICTD Capacity Building Manager Jalia Kangave with Denis Mukama of the Rwanda Revenue Authority and Milly Isingoma Nalukwago of the Uganda Revenue Authority. 

On October 19th, the (ICTD) and the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) organised an event in Entebbe for members of African tax administratrions and ministries of finance to present their research. The purpose of the day was to encourage and support useful, policy-oriented research by African professionals directly involved in tax policy and administration. 

Following the call for papers, the ICTD received more than 25 submissions, of which nine were chosen. The successful researchers were also invited to attend and participate in the ICTD's annual meeting

The programme of the day was as follows (click the links to see the PowerPoint presentations): 

Welcome and Introductions to the Meeting
Jalia Kangave, Capacity Building Manager, International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)

Impact of Cigarette Excise Rate Increases on Tobacco Consumption and Tax Revenue in Rwanda
Naphtal Hakizimana, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA)

Policy Processes that Preceded Implementation of over-aged Vehicle Tax in Ghana
Alex Kombat, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)

Monitoring and Measuring BEPS in Kenya
Mercy Mbithi, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

Virtual Permanent Establishment and Country-by-Country Reporting
Mustapha Ndajiwo, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigeria

Administrative and Policy Measures to Address E-commerce Taxation Challenges in Uganda
Ronald Waiswa and Solomon Rukundo, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

The Impact of Tax expenditures on Revenue Performance in Rwanda
Adrian Bizumugabe, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA)

The Impact of Economic Partnership Agreement on Customs Revenues and Challenges of Tax Transition in Togo
Obossou Kwami, Togo Revenue Authority (OTR)

Perception of a Tax Administration by Taxpayers: Case Study on Burundi Revenue Office
Vénant Ndimuruvugo, Burundi Revenue Office (OBR)

The Effectiveness of the VAT Regime in Zimbabwe
Katarina Panaishe, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA)

Closing Remarks
Milly Isingoma Nalukwago, Assistant Commissioner of Research at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), and ICTD Researcher

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Presenter from the Nigerian FIRS Mustapha Ndajiwo at the event in Entebbe.