Welcome to the ICTD

We are a research network improving the quality of tax policy and administration in sub-Saharan Africa. 

We collaboratively generate policy-relevant research and build African research capacity in the area of taxation. 

News and events

October 2018
Call for papers: African Tax Administration Research Day 2019

On Friday 8th February 2019, the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) and the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) will be organising the presentation in Kigali of research papers on tax administration in Africa authored by staff of African tax administrations or ministries of finance. The purpose of this event is to encourage and support…

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8 October 2018 -
Past Event
Ethiopian Tax Research Network: Second Annual Meeting

All individuals with an interest in taxation in Ethiopia are invited to attend the second annual meeting of the ETRN. The meeting will be held on October 8th from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa. Dr Yohannes Ayalew, the Executive Director of the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, will open the meeting….

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September 2018
ICTD Welcomes New Research Proposals

The ICTD is now in a position to fund new research proposals on tax and development. We welcome all proposals that are potentially policy-relevant and relate to either: Tax and development issues in sub-Saharan Africa, especially: property tax; informal/non-state taxation; tax compliance; the taxation of tobacco, agriculture, small (women‘s) businesses and international economic transactions; equity…

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We are open to receiving research ideas, especially from African researchers, tax officials, and tax policymakers. If you have a research idea you think we might be interested in collaborating on, we have some guidance on how to write a proposal and our process for funding research projects.

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We run workshops and short courses on tax and development issues and research methods and dissemination. We also offer tailored trainings.

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