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. 

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March 2019
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Call for Proposals: Gender and Tax in Africa

The ICTD is calling for research proposals on Gender and Tax in Africa. We are seeking empirical research that identifies the dimensions of and extent to which taxes affect men and women differently. Statistical evidence of these differences is thus important. While we are open to high quality proposals on any dimension of the topic…

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March 2019
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ICTD’s Vanessa van den Boogaard presents at CSW

ICTD Research Fellow Vanessa van den Boogaard participated in the Commission on the Status of Women’s sixty-third session at the United Nations in New York (#CSW63). She spoke on the NGO forum panel “Taxing for Gender Equality,” on March 15th alongside Yamini Mishra, Nguyen Phuong Thuy, Francesca Rhodes, Kathleen Lahey, Caroline Othim, Isolde Kunkel-Weber, and Corina…

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March 2019
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Call for research proposals on taxation of self-employed professionals

The ICTD is open to new research proposals on the taxation of self-employed professionals in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. There is considerable evidence that, in many countries, self-employed professionals widely evade taxes on their incomes. We welcome proposals to investigate both the dimensions of this issue and potential solutions. Research based on access to…

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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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