The ICTD is an independent research centre focused on improving tax policy and administration in lower-income countries.

We support our partners in raising more revenue to fund public services in ways that are equitable, efficient, and strengthen accountability.

In this way, our efforts contribute to advancing sustainable development by reducing inequality, fostering inclusive growth, and enhancing governance.

The pillars of our work are:

Rigorous, collaborative research

Purposeful communication and policy engagement

Applied research training and mentoring

The ICTD is based at the Institute of Development Studies. It was founded in 2010 and is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

Our Governance

The ICTD is overseen by an advisory group, which exercises professional due diligence over the management of the Centre and advises the leadership team on strategy. Please find information on the members in the “Centre Advisory Group” section below.

Our Approach

We deeply value collaboration. Our experience of conducting research in partnership with revenue authorities in Africa has demonstrated that it both enriches academic understanding of tax administration issues and generates policy-relevant knowledge that can lead to great impact.

Our Team

Leadership Team

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Dr Wilson Prichard
Executive Director
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Dr Giulia Mascagni
Research Director
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Dr Martin Hearson
Research Director
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James Murdoch
Programme Director
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Emilie Wilson
Head of Communications and Impact

Researchers

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Dr Vanessa van den Boogaard
Research Fellow
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Dr Max Gallien
Research Fellow
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Dr Giovanni Occhiali
Research Fellow
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Dr Colette Nyirakamana
Research Lead, LoGRI
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Dr Camille Barras
Policy Lead, LoGRI
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Professor Mick Moore
Research Fellow & Publications Editor
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Dr Fabrizio Santoro
Research Fellow

Research Lead, DIGITAX Component 2

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Dr Philip Mader
Research Fellow
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Girma Gebretsadik
Associate Research Fellow
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Dr Jalia Kangave
Associate Research Fellow
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Dr Olly Owen
Associate Research Fellow
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Dr Mbakiso Magwape
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Dr Marco Carreras
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Dr Awa Diouf
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Hannelore Niesten
Associate Postdoctoral Fellow
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Christopher Wales
Associate Research Fellow
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Graeme Stewart-Wilson
Doctoral Fellow
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Nicolas Orgeira Pillai
Doctoral Fellow
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Sripriya Iyengar Srivatsa
Doctoral Fellow
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Seid Yimam Mohamed
Doctoral Fellow
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Farooq Chatha
Doctoral Fellow
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Ahsan Zia Farooqui
Doctoral Fellow
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Rukayya Abdalla
Doctoral Fellow

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Adrienne Lees
Research Officer
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Mary Abounabhan
Research Officer
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Michael Falade
Associate Research Officer
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Michael Durst
Research Affiliate
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Professor Sol Picciotto
Research Affiliate
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Dr Rasmus Corlin Christensen
Research Affiliate
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Stephen Okiya
Research Consultant
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Lucia Rossel
Research Consultant
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Frederik Heitmüller
Research Consultant

Programme Management and Communications Staff

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Dr Titilola Akindeinde
LoGRI Executive Director
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Louise Oakley
Programme Manager
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Simon Rees
Project Manager
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Amy Warmington
Project Manager
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Oliver Roy
Project Manager
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Susanne Schirmer
Project Manager
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Rhea Millward-Thompson
Project Manager
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Texeira Briggs-Graham
Project Support Officer
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Amanda Huff
Project Support Officer
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Stephanie Alkoussa
Communications Officer
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Meeko Angela Camba
Communications Assistant
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Priyanka Shah
Communications and Events Officer
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Njeri Okono
Communications Consultant

Centre Advisory Group

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Doris Akol
Technical Assistance Advisor, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department
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Mary Baine
Tax Programmes Director, African Tax Administration Forum
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Dr Shandana Khan Mohmand
Governance Cluster Leader and Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies
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Dr Moussa Blimpo
Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
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Peter Evans
Director of the Chr. Michelsen Institute’s U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
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Professor Annet Oguttu
Professor of Tax Law in the Department of Taxation, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria
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Dr Andualem T. Mengistu
Technical Advisor, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department

Our Institutional Bases