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

November 2018
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Nigerian Tax Research Network holds second annual meeting in Abuja

The Nigerian Tax Research Network recently held its second annual meeting on October 24th and 25th on the theme ‘Revenue Beyond Oil Reliance.’ The meeting was hosted in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) at the FIRS Training School in Abuja. Over 80 participants attended the conference, which showcased current research on the pressing challenges…

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November 2018
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Ethiopian Tax Research Network holds second annual meeting in Addis Ababa

The Second Annual Meeting of the Ethiopian Tax Research Network was held on October 8th at the Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa. The ETRN brings together stakeholders with an interest in taxation in Ethiopia and supports the generation and exchange of tax knowledge. The ICTD is pleased to announce that the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) is…

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November 2018
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Taxing Africa: book launch and discussion in Hargeisa

ICTD CEO Mick Moore was invited to speak at a book launch for “Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development” in Hargeisa, Somaliland on 1st November. The event, titled “Taxation and Statebuilding – Should Somaliland Love Taxes?” was organised by the Director General of the Ministry of Finance, Abdirahman Sheikh Hassan Ismail (pictured above with Mick…

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We are open to receiving research ideas, especially from African researchers, tax officials, and tax policymakers. If you have a research idea you think we might be interested in collaborating on, we have some guidance on how to write a proposal and our process for funding research projects.

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We run workshops and short courses on tax and development issues and research methods and dissemination. We also offer tailored trainings.

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