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

January 2019
APTI featured at Developing Urban Futures conference

The ICTD’s African Property Tax Initiative (APTI) was recently featured at the Urban Age conference in Addis Ababa. The conference, on the theme “Developing Urban Futures” was jointly organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. It convened urban experts, policymakers and practitioners from sub-Saharan Africa and other…

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1 February 2019 -
Taxing Africa book launch and discussion in Pretoria

The newly published book, Taxing Africa, offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the crucial debates around taxation and development in Africa. Written by leading international experts, it examines issues from tax evasion by multinational corporations and African elites to how ordinary people navigate complex webs of ‘informal’ local taxation, examining the challenges and the…

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January 2019
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 an initiative of the ICTD funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and hosted at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. The ETRN is a network of Ethiopian researchers and practitioners, with the main objective of supporting…

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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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