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June 2018
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TJN invites feedback on chapters about illicit financial flows

The Tax Justice Network has launched a project to create a collaborative, online book that seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of illicit financial flows (IFFs). Three draft chapters have been published for review (find them in the menu on the left side of the page). They deal respectively, with IFF estimates based on trade…

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June 2018
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FIRS assisting researchers with access to tax data through NTRN

We are happy to announce that following the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the ICTD and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) last September, FIRS have kindly offered their good offices in assisting academic researchers with data availability and research access permissions through the Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN).  We also welcome Mr Pirfa J….

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

Africa is the fastest urbanising continent on the planet. In order to provide citizens with adequate public goods and services and invest in the required infrastructure, African cities need sufficient and sustainable revenues. Property taxation is equitable, and provides stable funding for local governments. In developed countries, property taxes are the mainstay of local funding….

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May 2018
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Job Posting: IBP Head of Tax Work

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is currently accepting applications for the position of Head of Tax Work, based in Washington, D.C.. This newly-created position will have responsibility for developing and managing a new high priority and cross organizational initiative at the International Budget Partnership (IBP). Based on an in-depth scoping of the field, IBP is…

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24 May 2018 -
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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
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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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13 April 2018 -
Past Event
ETRN seminar on tax evasion and international trade

The first seminar of the Ethiopian Tax Research Network will be given by Dr. Kiflu G. Molla, a researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) on April 13th. The topic will be: Tax Evasion in International Trade: Evidence from Missing Imports in Ethiopia.  The event will be held in EDRI’s meeting hall. All are invited to…

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April 2018
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Applications open for ICTD Research Methods & Dissemination Workshop

The ICTD is pleased to invite applications for its Research Methods and Dissemination workshop to be held in July in Addis Ababa. Dates: 24th – 27th July 2018 Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Participant Places: 15 Fees: Successful applicants will be fully funded Application Deadline: 30th April 2018 Entry Requirements: Applicants should submit a research paper that is a work in progress. This should be…

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6 April 2018 -
Past Event
Seminar: Taxing High Net Worth Individuals in Uganda

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) hosted a workshop to disseminate the results of the research it has done in collaboration with the ICTD on taxing high net worth individuals. The event was attended by about 40 participants from the government, research institutions, civil society organisations, and private accounting and law firms, as well as representatives…

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5 April 2018 -
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Seminar on public financial management reform and institutional change

Sierd Hadley and Mark Miller from the Overseas Development Institute delivered a seminar titled “The challenges of supporting institutional change: lessons from two decades of public financial management reforms.” Synopsis There is increasing consensus that economic and social development depend on the quality of a country’s institutions. This has encouraged international actors to spend large amounts…

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23 March 2018 -
Past Event
TAXDEV Policy Conference: Analysing Tax Policy in Low and Middle Income Countries

ICTD Research Director Giulia Mascagni presented her research on taxation in Ethiopia at the TAXDEV policy conference. Governments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) need to raise sufficient tax revenues in order to invest in human and physical capital and expand social protection programmes. Such investments will be vital to the achievement of the Sustainable…

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February 2018
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ICTD researchers to speak at global tax conference at the United Nations

Two members of our team have been invited to speak at the First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT), a joint initiative of the World Bank, IMF, OECD, and the UN. The conference, on the theme “Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals” will take place at the UN headquarters in New York City from…

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