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

NTRN stakeholders include tax practitioners and researcheres from both Nigerian 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 NTRN 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 Nigeria.
3. Provide funding for high quality, policy-relevant research mainly or wholly led and undertaken by Nigerian researchers.

The Chair of the NTRN is Mrs Ifueko M. Omoigui Okauru

The Research Coordinator is Dr Olly Owen 

The Secretariat is based at the Center for Public Policy Alternatives 

Official NTRN launch Event - Call for Presenters!

The NTRN will be formally launched at an event on the 12-14th of September at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

The overall theme is  ‘Revenue beyond oil reliance’. ​

However, p​aper submissions may cover any aspect of research related to taxation and revenue in Nigeria; thus fields might range from administration to social impact, from international taxation to informal taxes and fees, from natural resource taxes to e-commerce, and from Federal to State to Local Government levels, from revenue maximisation to wider economic and governance implications.

We also welcome proposals for panels based on a theme. If proposing a panel, please have at least two existing papers to populate the panel; your panel idea once submitted will be open to others, and the workshop convenors reserve the right to add other papers if needed to streamline the programme.

Immediately following the conference, we are planning a day-long ‘Research to Publishing’ workshop comprising sessions on quantitative methods, qualitative methods, and writing for policy and academic audiences. It is intended for those who already have research ideas under development and wish to develop them further in a peer-to-peer environment. Places are limited so please indicate your interest.

To submit a paper to present, propose a panel, and register your interest in the ‘Research to Publishing’ workshop, please fill in the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/n4qAJKQ004eHk2YG2 

The deadline for proposals is 31st August, after which the organisers will contact successful applicants. The selected presenters and panel chairs only will be offered support with travel and accommodation if coming from outside Abuja; however if you are interested in attending the event as a non-presenter and/or have independent support to do so you are welcome to contact the organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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