About Us

The ICTD is a research centre supporting lower-income countries to strengthen tax policy and practice.

This can lead to reducing inequality, advancing sustainable development, and strengthening accountable governance. 

We do this by:

  • Generating evidence and analysis through inclusive and collaborative research
  • Communicating findings accessibly and engaging with stakeholders constructively
  • Building research capacity through partnerships, grants, training, and mentoring

The ICTD is based at the Institute of Development Studies

Our History

The ICTD was formally established on 15 November 2010, by a consortium of organisations and individuals with an interest in tax and development issues. The ICTD was initially funded by a five-year grant from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and additional funding from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), which ran until March 2016. We are now funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Our Governance

The ICTD is overseen by the Centre Advisory Group. Its two main functions are to exercise professional due diligence over the management and strategy of the Centre and to advise the leadership team.

The current ICTD Centre Advisory Group members are:

  • Oliver Morrissey, Chair (academic economist)
  • Sol Picciotto (researcher, law)
  • Milly Nalukwago Isingoma (Uganda Revenue Authority)
  • Alan Carter (‎Senior Economist, Tax Capacity Building Expert, HMRC)
  • Abiola Sanni (Professor of Commercial Law, University of Lagos)
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office representative
  • Vishal Gujadhur (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation representative)
  • Wilson Prichard (ICTD CEO)