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

11 June 2018 - 13 June 2018
African Property Tax Initiative Conference

Property taxation is one of the best forms of taxation for ensuring equity, economic growth, and providing stable funding for local governments; however, it remains highly underused in Africa, where rapid urbanisation further necessitates expansion in both its use and effectiveness. In this context, and with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the ICTD…

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24 May 2018 -
The reality of sub-national taxation in conflict-affected states: the incidence and implications of informal taxation

Taxation is at the centre of the relationship between state and society. In conflict-affected countries, it can be especially critical to rebuilding infrastructure and ensuring sustainable peace and development. When policymakers and international donors approach the task of rebuilding fiscal systems, they often do so with a narrow conception of tax reform in mind –…

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May 2018
Submit your comments on two draft toolkits to help address profit shifting in the mining sector

The IGF together with the OECD invite comments on two draft toolkits that will help developing countries address profit shifting from their mining sectors via the undervaluation of mineral exports and excessive interest deductions. For many resource-rich countries, including IGF members, mineral resources present an unparalleled economic opportunity to increase government revenue. Tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS),…

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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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