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. 

Taxing the Digitalising Economy

Currently, the governments of over 130 countries, led by the OECD and G20, are considering radical reforms to international rules that shape the taxation of multinational companies. Our work on this topic supports research and debate to help low-income countries navigate a fast-paced and technically complex agenda with a lot at stake. Explore our new hub, which includes a list of key resources, news, analysis, and a curated Twitter feed.

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News and events

December 2019
ICTD recruiting Research Fellow & Lead Researcher for DIGITAX programme

ICTD is seeking a Lead Researcher for our new three-year research programme funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate (a) the consequences of alternative methods of taxing digital financial services (DFS) in low income countries and (b) how DFS platforms, the use of digital ID, and technology more broadly, can contribute effectively…

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December 2019
Researchers and policymakers gather to discuss tax and technology in Nigeria

On December 5 and 6th, members and stakeholders of the Nigerian Tax Research Network are gathered in Abuja for the Network’s third annual meeting on the theme “Revenue challenges online and offline: Bridging the digital divide in an analogue economy.” The theme of the meeting touches on several important issues. First is the ongoing work…

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5 December 2019 - 6 December 2019
Past Event
Nigerian Tax Research Network: Third Annual Meeting

The Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN) is pleased to invite members to it’s 2019 meeting on December 5th and 6th at the FIRS Training School in Abuja. This event is hosted in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The conference seeks to bring together stakeholders and showcase the best current research on the pressing challenges of taxation and revenue in…

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We have an open call for research proposals on taxation and development issues in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Open Call for Research Proposals

Interested in tax and development issues but short on time? Our Research in Brief series offers 2-page summaries of the key findings and recommendations from our working papers.

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