Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN)
The 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 by:
1. Providing a platform for knowledge exchange and for evidence-based debate on tax issues, through seminars and conferences.
2. Facilitating coordination and complementarity between existing projects and actors active in the area of tax in Nigeria.
3. Providing funding for high quality, policy-relevant research mainly or wholly led and undertaken by Nigerian researchers.
NTRN stakeholders include tax practitioners and researchers 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 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
The NTRN was formally launched on 12-14th of September at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja. The theme of the event was ‘Revenue beyond oil reliance’.
The ICTD has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Inland Revenue Service, which includes cooperation on the NTRN.
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