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

November 2018
ICTD welcomes new Research Fellow Roel Dom

The ICTD is pleased to welcome Roel Dom to the team. Roel completed an MSc in Sociology and Economics at the University of Antwerp and an MSc in Development Studies at the London School of Economics. He then became an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellow, first acting as an economic advisor to the Ministry of Finance of…

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16 November 2018 -
Taxing Africa: Book launch and discussion in Washington, D.C.

The newly published book, Taxing Africa, offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the crucial debates around taxation and development in Africa. Written by leading international experts, it examines issues from tax evasion by multinational corporations and African elites to how ordinary people navigate complex webs of ‘informal’ local taxation, examining the challenges and the…

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November 2018
IDS & ICTD recruiting 2-3 Research Fellows

The ICTD is seeking to appoint two or three established researchers with expertise in taxation and development, who are able to develop and implement policy-oriented research projects by working closely with partners in sub-Saharan Africa (and to a limited extent in South Asia). The appointees will join the Governance Research Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a…

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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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