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

July 2019
ICTD CEO and Research Director present at Addis Tax Initiative conference

The ATI/ITC Tax and Development Conference was held this week in Berlin. ICTD CEO Professor Mick Moore spoke on the opening panel: “Increasing domestic revenue for achieving the 2030 agenda: Which are the untapped resources?” He drew his remarks from the Working Paper “How Can Governments of Low-Income Countries Collect More Tax Revenue?” which outlines…

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May 2019
Better Tax initiative launched in Nigeria

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) launched the Better Tax initiative on May 15th in Lagos. The initiative seeks to close knowledge gaps in fiscal policy and create a sustainable framework to actualise the Federal Government’s inclusive economic agenda. The IMF estimates that revenue collected in 2016 across all tiers of Government was only about…

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We have an open call for research proposals on taxation and development issues in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. We welcome all proposals that are potentially policy-relevant, and particularly encourage proposals from African and South Asian researchers, including tax administration and ministry of finance officials.


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