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December 2021|

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|

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

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

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

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November 2021|

Tobacco taxation shows insufficient progress in African countries

by Jeffrey Drope & Erika Siu

The ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention…

group photo of G20 leaders at the Summit in Rome
November 2021|

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…

November 2021|

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

by Vanessa van den Boogaard, Max Gallien & Mike Rogan

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

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October 2021|

Progress and setbacks on tobacco control in Africa

by Corné van Walbeek & Zunda Chisha

Rapid population growth, increased advertising by the tobacco industry, and growing tobacco consumption among young people in Africa all contribute to…

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October 2021|

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

by Rhiannon McCluskey & Giulia Mascagni

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

Community driven development in Somalia
October 2021|

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|

Would Moroccans accept a state zakat fund? Should they?

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

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

October 2021|

Time to reinforce the UN Model for taxing international shipping profits

by Bob Michel & Tatiana Falcão

From October 19th to 28th, the 23rd Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on…

image of pollution in Africa
September 2021|

No ‘green bullet’ – should carbon taxes be introduced in Sub-Saharan Africa?

by Diana Szpotowicz, Giovanni Occhiali & Charlie Lawrie

The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, published in August, is the latest clarion call to decarbonise the…

Globe - The MFN clause in tax treaties is jeopardising tax revenue for lower-income countries
August 2021|

The MFN clause in tax treaties is jeopardising tax revenue for lower-income countries

by Deepak Kapoor

The ‘Most Favoured Nation’ principle In international economic relations, the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) principle is the bedrock of…