Latest Publications

UNU-WIDER Working Paper: Working Paper   Tax revenue mobilization in conflict-affected developing countries
byVanessa van den Boogaard, Wilson Prichard, Nikola Milicic and Matthew Benson

How does conflict affect tax revenue mobilization? This paper uses a newly updated dataset to explore longitudinal trends of tax revenue mobilization prior to, during, and after conflict periods in a…

Perspectives from the Field: SDC Cooperation for Property Taxation
byGiulia Mascagni and Christopher Nell

This paper reviews three projects implemented in the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance Network (DDLGN) that aim to provide…

Informal Taxation in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone: Taxpayers’ Experiences and Perceptions
bySamuel Jibao, Wilson Prichard and Vanessa van den Boogaard

ICTD Working Paper 66 Summary: In low-income and post-conflict countries, and particularly in rural areas, citizens often pay a range of ‘taxes’ that differ substantially from statutory policies.…

News & Events

Call for Papers: 3rd African Tax Research Network Congress

Call for Papers: 3rd African Tax Research Network Congress

11 May 2017

Deadline for final submission of full research papers: 19 May 2017. A Modern and Effective Taxation System to Advance Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa: The Role of Information Technology and Tax...

Call for Research Proposals on Property Tax in Africa

Call for Research Proposals on Property Tax in Africa

03 May 2017

Voir la Version Française  The ICTD recently launched the African Property Tax Initiative (APTI) with funding support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Initiative is based on the...

Seminar on Fiscal Regimes for Extractive Industries

Seminar on Fiscal Regimes for Extractive Industries

04 April 2017

On Wednesday April 5th, the ICTD hosted Philip Daniel at the Institute of Development Studies. The seminar explored design principles for taxing extractive industries and touch briefly on renewed challenges...

Latest Blogs

Maya Forstater
20 April 2017
Commentary and Debate
Nations vary in their approach to transparency about taxpayers. In Norway details of everyone’s income and taxes are published in annual ‘tax lists’. In most countries the information on your tax return is considered strictly confidential to the reve...
Sol Picciotto
10 April 2017
Commentary and Debate
Last week the UN Committee of Experts on International Tax (UNTC) met at the United Nations HQ in New York, a few metres from the Security Council meetings on Syria, followed by a special session on tax of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Mo...
Jalia Kangave
05 April 2017
Commentary and Debate
For the past twenty years, Maama Sula (let’s say) has run a small fast-food restaurant in a town called Wandegeya in Kampala, Uganda. She sources the bulk of her supplies from the women in the nearby market. Because her business is relatively well-e...

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