Media Coverage

September 2019
ICTD research featured in article by The New Times

The New Times is a national English language newspaper in Rwanda. The article by Tokiso Nthebe & Aimee Dushime on “Improving tax literacy in Africa” featured our research on tax education by Giulia Mascagni, Fabrizio Santoro, and Denis Mukama. Read the research here.

August 2019
Martin Hearson’s opinion piece in The Guardian

On July 31, Martin Hearson’s opinion piece “Bob Geldof’s firm’s use of tax haven is legal, but the system hurts African nations” was published in The Guardian. It ranked 2nd most popular in the Global Development section that morning. Read the piece here.

July 2019
Martin Hearson quoted in ICIJ’s Mauritius Leaks story

On July 23, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) launched their Mauritius Leaks investigation, quoting ICTD International Tax lead Martin Hearson in their story. The investigation highlights the number of organisations and professionals (accountants, bankers, lawyers) it took for 1 US company to pay just 1.59% tax. See the interactive story here. Martin also contributed to a Q&A with ICIJ, explaining “What is a tax treaty and why should I care?

April 2019
ICTD researcher Martin Hearson quoted in The East African

Martin Hearson was quoted in The East African’s article about the Kenya-Mauritius tax treaty ratification. Read what our researchers had to say in our blog post here.

March 2019
ICTD quoted in The African Exponent article

ICTD’s Rhiannon McCluskey was quoted in an article by Tatenda Gwaambuka on The African Exponent, an online outlet for reliable African news and in depth analysis of developments in business, finance, markets, politics, culture, science and technology. They made reference to her 2016 article on The Conversation on taxing rich Africans.