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

August 2020
We’re looking for a researcher to join our team

The ICTD is looking for a researcher to join our wonderful team, ideally in October 2020, as a Research Officer or Post-Doctoral Fellow. The researcher will engage primarily with quantitative research under two ICTD programs: the research program on tax administration and compliance (see details here), and the new DIGITAX program (see details here). The…

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July 2020
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Call for Research Proposals: Ethiopian Tax Research Network

The ICTD is calling for research proposals in relation to the Ethiopian Tax Research Network (ETRN). The ETRN is a network of Ethiopian researchers and practitioners, with the main objective of supporting the generation and exchange of knowledge on taxation in Ethiopia. The ETRN is an initiative of the ICTD funded by the Bill & Melinda…

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14 July 2020
Past Event
Mobile money taxation in Africa: Causes and consequences (Webinar)

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, cash-strapped governments across Africa will be looking for ways to fill revenue gaps. Having long faced challenges in taxing large multinational corporations and significant informal economic activities, they may be tempted to raise much-needed revenue relatively easily by imposing taxes on rapidly growing digital financial services, particularly mobile…

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