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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…

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September 2021|

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

by Giovanni Occhiali, Charlie Lawrie & Diana Szpotowicz

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…

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August 2021|

Developing and adopting new digital tools for property tax reform in Dakar, Senegal 

by Justine Knebelmann, Victor Pouliquen & Bassirou Sarr

In June 2021, eight Senegalese tax agents based in the fiscal centre of Pikine, the country’s…

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July 2021|

Informal taxation in Nigeria: Significance, benefits and challenges

by Jacob Aondohemba Iormbagah

Across Nigeria, a journey through rural communities and interaction with community members will expose you to…

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July 2021|

Urgent fossil fuel subsidy reforms needed to tackle climate crisis

by Neil McCulloch

As the G20 Environment Ministers meet today, one of the key issues they need to consider…

Dakar Roofs - Beach & Ocean
July 2021|

Strengthening property valuation for taxation in Dakar, Senegal

by Justine Knebelmann & Victor Pouliquen

Property taxes offer a significant potential for developing cities in Africa, which crucially need revenues to…