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April 2022|
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Uncertainty still dogs Ghana’s Electronic Transfer Levy

by Christopher Wales & Hannelore Niesten

Can Ghana’s Electronic Transfer Levy be implemented legally on the 1st of May? And beyond that, how will it work?…

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March 2022|
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Why do armed groups tax? It’s not just about the money

by Ashley Jackson, Florian Weigand, Max Gallien, Tanya Bandula-Irwin & Vanessa van den Boogaard

In this blog, the authors argue that revenue is only one of several motives that explain why armed groups tax….

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March 2022|
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Ukraine: Sanctioning Russian oligarch’s wealth and the urgent need to reform the offshore financial system

by Giulia Mascagni & Mick Moore

Last week, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) held an event on the global development and…

press conference with SEATINI and other civil society organisation representatives in Uganda
March 2022|
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Tax justice from the ground up: An interview with SEATINI Uganda

by Jane Nalunga

In this blog, the ICTD speaks with Jane Nalunga, Executive Director of SEATINI Uganda to learn…

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February 2022|
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Is the Inclusive Framework tax deal in the interests of lower-income countries?

by Didier Jacobs

Last October, 137 of the 140 jurisdictions that are members of the Inclusive Framework reached a…

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December 2021|
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Implementing a systems approach for effective property taxation in Ghana

by Peter Jongkind

Ghanaian local governments – metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs) – face several challenges preventing them…

November 2021|
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Increasing collection of income taxes via property ownership: The Borno State experience

by Grema Bukar, John Audu Aziganu, Mohammed Alkali & Mohammed Bashir Ali

Borno State, in north-eastern Nigeria, has faced intractable security challenges in the last decade that has led…

group photo of G20 leaders at the Summit in Rome
November 2021|
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Imposing Standards: Lessons from tax history about the ‘global tax deal’

by Martin Hearson

G20 leaders are celebrating a new agreement to strengthen the taxation of tech firms and create…

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November 2021|
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The World Bank and IMF are using flawed logic in their quest to do away with the informal sector

by Max Gallien, Mike Rogan & Vanessa van den Boogaard

Many low and middle-income countries face a myriad of challenges. But policies that can address them…

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October 2021|
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Pandora’s box is open: What should lower-income countries do to tax the wealthy now?

by Giulia Mascagni & Rhiannon McCluskey

The recent Pandora Papers leak has exposed yet again the scandal of how the world’s rich…

Community driven development in Somalia
October 2021|
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Citizen-led financing of public services in fragile contexts: New evidence from Somalia

by Vanessa van den Boogaard

Two billion people live in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence….

Moroccan dirhams
October 2021|
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Would Moroccans accept a state zakat fund? Should they?

by Max Gallien, Soukayna Remmal, Umair Javed & Vanessa van den Boogaard

Zakat can add up to big money. Although estimates vary, some suggest that global annual zakat…