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The Political Economy of Long-Term Revenue Decline in Sri Lanka

The Political Economy of Long-Term Revenue Decline in Sri Lanka

ICTD Working Paper 65 Summary: From the 1950s to the 1980s, Sri Lankan governments collected a high proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in taxes. They spent most of that money on mass…
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ICTD Summary Brief 6: Tax and Gender in Developing Countries: What are the Issues?

ICTD Summary Brief 6: Tax and Gender in Developing Countries: What are the Issues?

This ICTD Summary Brief is the sixth in our six special research synthesis pieces, produced at the end of the ICTD's first five-year funding period in Spring 2016. This brief explains what we have…
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One Size Does Not Fit All: A Field Experiment on the Drivers of  Tax Compliance and Delivery Methods in Rwanda
  • Friday, 27 January 2017
  • Giulia Mascagni, Christopher Nell and Nara Monkam

One Size Does Not Fit All: A Field Experiment on the Drivers of Tax Compliance and Delivery Methods in Rwanda

ICTD Working Paper 58 Summary: Although field experiments in tax compliance represent a growing area of research, the literature has so far focussed exclusively on high and middle-income countries.…
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The Carrot and the Stick: Evidence on Voluntary Tax Compliance from a Pilot Field Experiment in Rwanda
  • Friday, 04 November 2016
  • Giulia Mascagni, Christopher Nell, Nara Monkam and Denis Mukama

The Carrot and the Stick: Evidence on Voluntary Tax Compliance from a Pilot Field Experiment in Rwanda

ICTD Working Paper 57 Summary: Large-scale field experiments on tax compliance have been a thriving field of research in many regions of the world. However, Africa is still lagging behind, as…
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A Fiscal History of Ethiopia: Taxation and Aid Dependence 1960-2010

A Fiscal History of Ethiopia: Taxation and Aid Dependence 1960-2010

ICTD Working Paper 49 Summary This paper reviews the fiscal history of Ethiopia, focusing particularly on the period between 1960 and 2010, for which detailed fiscal data is available to underpin…
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Revenue mobilization at sub-national levels in Sudan

Revenue mobilization at sub-national levels in Sudan

Sudan Report, Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Report  no. SR 2016:1 ) 60 p. Summary: Sudan has undertaken decentralization reforms since the early 1990s, in a federal government system with…
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To Pay or Not to Pay? Citizen's Attitudes Towards Taxation in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa

To Pay or Not to Pay? Citizen's Attitudes Towards Taxation in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa

  Summary This paper examines factors that determine citizens’ tax-compliance attitude in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa. Using the 2011–12 Afrobarometer survey data, we find that…
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ICTD Research in Brief, Issue 6: Taxation and Livelihoods: A Review of the Evidence from Fragile and Conflict-Affected Rural Areas
  • Sunday, 13 September 2015
  • Oliver Lough, Richard Mallett and Paul Harvey

ICTD Research in Brief, Issue 6: Taxation and Livelihoods: A Review of the Evidence from Fragile and Conflict-Affected Rural Areas

  We are pleased to present the sixth in our publication series, ICTD Research in Brief - two-pagesummaries of our working papers edited to capture the main policy messages and aimed at policy…
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ICTD Research in Brief, Issue 4: Donors, Aid and Taxation in Developing Countries - An overview
  • Sunday, 13 September 2015
  • Wilson Prichard, Jean-Francois Brun and Oliver Morrissey

ICTD Research in Brief, Issue 4: Donors, Aid and Taxation in Developing Countries - An overview

  We are pleased to present the fourth in our new publication series, ICTD Research in Brief -two-page summaries of our working papers edited to capture the main policy messages and aimed at policy…
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IDS Policy Briefing: How Does Taxation Affect the Quality of Governance?
  • Sunday, 13 September 2015
  • Mick Moore and Sue Unsworth (Caroline Knowles & Natasha Hickman eds.)

IDS Policy Briefing: How Does Taxation Affect the Quality of Governance?

 Summary There are clear connections between how states obtain revenue, and the quality of their governance. If governments are not dependent on taxes for their fi nance, they are less accountable…
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