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. The members of the group are:

  • Doris Akol, Technical Assistance Advisor, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department, and former Commissioner-General of the Uganda Revenue Authority
  • Mary Baine, Tax Programmes Director, African Tax Administration Forum
  • Moussa Blimpo, Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; formerly Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region, World Bank
  • Peter Evans, Director of the Chr. Michelsen Institute’s U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre; formerly FCDO Research Team Leader, Governance, Conflict and Social Development
  • Andualem Mengistu, Technical Advisor, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department; Director, Macroeconomic Division at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute
  • Shandana Mohmand, Governance Cluster Leader and Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies
  • Annet Oguttu, Professor of Tax Law in the Department of Taxation, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria

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

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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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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 Philip Mader
Programme Lead & Research Lead
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Dr Fabrizio Santoro
Research Lead, DIGITAX Component 2
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Dr Jalia Kangave
Lead Research Consultant
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Girma Gebretsadik
Executive Secretary, ETRN
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Dr Olly Owen
Lead Research Consultant, NTRN
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Michael Falade
Executive Secretary, NTRN
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Christopher Wales
Senior Research Advisor
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Awa Diouf
Post-Doc Researcher
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Adrienne Lees
Research Officer
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Hannelore Niesten
Research Officer
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Mary Abounabhan
Research Officer
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Seid Yimam
Research Associate
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Professor Mick Moore
Founding CEO & Senior Fellow
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Professor Sol Picciotto
Senior Fellow
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Professor Odd Helge-Fjeldstad
Senior Fellow
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Michael Durst
Senior Fellow
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Sripriya Iyengar Srivatsa
Research Associate
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Nicolas Orgeira
Research Associate
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Rasmus Corlin Christensen
Research Associate
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Dr Alexander Ezenagu
Research Associate

Programme Management and Communications

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James Murdoch
Programme Director
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Rhiannon McCluskey
Director of Communications and Impact
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Moyo Arewa
Programme Director, LoGRI
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Simon Rees
Project Manager
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Rebecca Simms
DIGITAX Programme Manager
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Oliver Roy
Project Coordinator
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Rhea Millward Thompson
Senior Project Officer
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Amy Warmington
Project Manager
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Texeira Briggs-Graham
Project Support Officer
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Diana Szpotowicz
Communications Officer
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Njeri Okono
Communications and Engagement Consultant
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Cian J. Ward
Communications Assistant
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Priyanka Shah
Communications and Events Officer

Our Institutional Bases

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Our Partners

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