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June 2021
In Remembrance of Professor Richard Bird

Written by Professor Mick Moore and Dr Wilson Prichard Professor Richard Bird sadly passed away on 9th June 2021, at the age of 82. Anyone working in the field of tax and development will be very familiar with Richard’s published work. He started to produce in the 1960s, and was still publishing high quality work…

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30 June 2021
image of Nairobi with logos of ICTD and ATAF
Webinar: Strengthening Intergovernmental Collaboration for Effective Property Taxation

Unlike most sources of local revenue, responsibility for the different aspects of property tax administration in Africa is often split between central and local authorities. In many countries, central governments have, since the colonial period, retained responsibility for land titling, maintaining the cadastre, and property valuation, while other aspects of rate-setting and property tax collection…

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June 2021
Dr van den Boogaard with two research assistants in Sierra Leone.
Dr Vanessa van den Boogaard authors best political science PhD in Canada 

Photo: Dr van den Boogaard conducting fieldwork with research assistants in Sierra Leone. ICTD Research Fellow Dr Vanessa van den Boogaard has won the 2021 Vincent Lemieux Prize in recognition for authoring the best PhD thesis in political science in Canada. Awarded by the Canadian Political Science Association, the prize honours “the best PhD thesis submitted at…

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