Media Coverage

June 2022
Mick Moore featured on Voice of Islam Radio

Mick Moore was interviewed on the Voice of Islam Radio’s Drive Time Show about the Sri Lankan Crisis. Mick’s interview begins at 31:50. You can listen back here.








Drive Time Voice of Islam

June 2022
Mick Moore featured on Deutsche Welle Business

Mick Moore was interviewed on German national broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s “DW Business” for their segment Saving Sri Lanka. Mick’s interview begins at 8:27. You can watch it back here.








Mick Moore DW Deutsche Welle

May 2022
Jalia Kangave quoted in Spanish outlet Planeta Futuro/El Pais

ICTD Researcher Jalia Kangave was featured extensively in Spanish publication Planeta Futuro/El Pais’s article “African millionaires are even richer (and still pay little in taxes)”. Read her numerous contributions here.








April 2022
Mick Moore featured in six outlets on Sri Lankan crisis

Mick Moore featured in Indian daily paper Business Standard, South Asian news agency ANI, North African and Middle Eastern financial publication MENAFN, and was interviewed by EFSAS for their website, YouTube channel and Plain Talk podcast series.








April 2022
ICTD Research quoted by Nigerian financial expert in The Whistler

ICTD research on government tax revenues was quoted at a workshop held with the Federal Capital Territory Administration Revenue Officers in Nigeria. This was covered by Nigerian Online Newspaper The Whistler.





whistler ng

March 2022
ICTD grantee who conducted research on Taliban Taxation quoted in Voice of America

ICTD grantee Rahmatullah Amiri was quoted in American international broadcaster Voice of America. He’s quoted, ““Arguably, Afghanistan has been an ‘NGOs republic’ for 30 to 40 years,” Rahmatullah Amiri, an independent consultant who recently co-authored a report on the Taliban’s taxation for the International Center for Tax and Development, told VOA. Since the Taliban’s ascent to power, the international aid system has gone even more unilateral, Amiri added.”

Read the full article here.


Is Afghanistan a Republic of NGOs

February 2022
ICTD Researchers publish Op-ed in Moroccan Media on Cannabis Taxation

ICTD Research Fellows Dr Max Gallien, and Dr Giovanni Occhiali and ICTD research officer Soukayna Remmal co-authored an opinion piece on the stakes of cannabis taxation in Morocco, published on Moroccan economic outlet Medias24. Read their analysis of how cannabis taxation can represent a new revenue source for development here.


December 2021
ICTD Research Fellows author contributions to The Conversation

ICTD Research Fellows Vanessa van den Boogaard and Max Gallien have written articles on informal taxation in The Conversation. Vanessa highlighted her research from two projects in Gedo, southern Somalia in Citizens of fragile states can fund public services directly – it’s working in Somalia. Similarly, Vanessa and Max, alongside author Mike Rogan, wrote The World Bank and IMF are using flawed logic in their quest to do away with the informal sector, which is based on the findings of the recently published working paper Rethinking Formalisation: A Conceptual Critique and Research Agenda and the popular summary brief Taxing the Informal Economy is not a Silver Bullet for Financing Development or the COVID-19 Recovery.

December 2021
Nigeria’s THISDAYLIVE features ICTD research on fuel subsidies

The ICTD’s research on fuel subsidies in Nigeria was recently featured in Nigerian national newspaper THISDAYLIVE in the article Fuel Subsidy Removal: FG, It’s Time to Change the Narrative. The article provides key research-based figures such as the size of the state’s subsidisation of gasoline – to the tune of USD 3.9 billion – which is almost double the country’s health budget. After the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed announced that Nigeria will remove fuel subsidies by 2022 and replace them with an N5000-a-month transportation grant to the poorest Nigerians, an ICTD survey cited in the article indicates that 70 per cent of Nigerians oppose the reduction or removal of subsidies.