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The Ethiopian Tax Research Network (ETRN) is a new initiative of the ICTD funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the ETRN is to support the generation and exchange of tax knowledge in Ethiopia.

ETRN stakeholders include tax practitioners and researcheres from both Ethiopian and international organisations. It is concerned with all topics related to taxation, ranging from tax policy to tax administration, and from academic papers to practical studies.

The three main objectives of the ETRN are to: 

1. Provide a platform for knowledge exchange and for evidence-based debate on tax issues, through seminars and conferences.
2. Facilitate coordination and complementarity between existing projects and actors active in the area of tax in Ethiopia.
3. Provide funding for high quality, policy-relevant research mainly or wholly led and undertaken by Ethiopian researchers.


When: September 20th from 9am - 5pm

Where: The Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa

The event will begin with introductory remarks by His Excellency Dr Abraham Tekeste (Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation), followed by a keynote by Professor Mick Moore (CEO of the International Centre for Tax and Development). 

The afternoon will feature research and policy panels, with a variety of presentations of work done on taxation and development in Ethiopia. 

To participate in the launch, please register here

Call for Presenters

We are calling for presenters to share their research or policy-related case studies in the afternoon. If you have any work related to taxation in Ethiopia you would like to present, please send a one-page abstract (and associated paper if you have one) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 23rd.

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