Mick Moore quoted in Bloomberg
Mick Moore was quoted in a Bloomberg article on the World Bank’s decision to halt new loans to Uganda as a penalty over its new LGBTQI laws. Mick is quoted as saying
“The decision reflects a shift at the World Bank in its approach toward economic growth and development, said Mick Moore, a researcher at the Institute of Development Studies. “The heavy emphases they formerly placed on markets, competition and fiscal conservatism have to some extent given way to an emphasis on equality of all kinds.”
In one example, the World Bank halted funding for projects in Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country in 2021. “That was not too controversial internationally. But Bank staff always suspected that they would face much more problematic cases,” Moore said. “The Uganda case is especially problematic, because it left the Bank facing strongly competing political pressures and little scope for finding a compromise.”
You can read the article here.
Celeste Scarpini and Fabrizio Santoro pen a piece in ‘The Conversation’
DIGITAX Research Programme researchers Celeste Scarpini and Fabrizio Santoro have written an article entitled Kenya is going digital to boost tax revenue – there are lessons to learn from other African countries published in The Conversation.
ICTD research on taxing agricultural income is cited extensively in a Ugandan top media outlet
LoGRI inaugural conference receives national media coverage in Kenya
The Local Government Revenue Iniatiative (LoGRI) inaugural conference on “Building Progressive and Equitable Property Tax Systems in Lower-Income Countries” received coverage in a number of Kenyan media outlets in June. Highlights include:
- “WILSON PRICHARD: Property taxes are a benefit rather than levy on wealth” interview in the The East African in print and online 20/06/23
- “Musalia Mudavadi Asks Governors to Expand County Tax Base to Fund Operations” story in TUKO 13/06/23
- “Mudavadi Urges Counties To Enhance Own Sources Of Revenues” story in Citizen Digital 13/06/23
- “Enhance own sources of revenues, Counties urged” story in KBC 13/06/23
Global Tax Governance conference garners significant national media attention in Kenya
The ICTD/KRA organised “Global Tax Governance at a Crossroads” conference garnered significant Kenyan print and television media coverage in June. Highlights include:
- “Global Tax Governance conference to be hosted in Nairobi on June 5-7” story on HapaKenya 2/06/23
- “Tax Experts, Policy makers converge to deliberate the future of Global Tax Governance” Editorial in Bizna Kenya 2/06/23
- “KRA and International Centre for Tax & Development host conference” Television report on Citizen TV Kenya 5/06/23
- “Tax Collabo I Insufficient information derailing optimum tax collection” KBC Business television report 5/06/23
- “Kenya makes progress in international taxation, says Treasury CS” story in KBC 6/06/23
- “Global Tax Conference Kicks Off In Nairobi Amid Finance Bill Row” Top Story on Capital Business 5/06/23
Part two of Mick Moore’s “Making the IMF Work for Sri Lankans” series is published in Groundviews
The second op-ed in Mick Moore’s series on Sri Lanka has been published in Groundviews. You can read his piece here.
ICTD Ghana E-Levy features prominently story by African Wireless Communications
Media outlet African Wireless Communications has heavily featured ICTD research on the Ghana E-Levy in their piece on Letshego Mobile Money. Read here.
ICTD authored article receives lots of coverage
Max and Giovanni published in the New Left Review
ICTD Researchers Max Gallien and Giovanni Occhiali were published in the New Left Review for their article High Income, about Cannabis Taxation in lower income countries.
ICTD Ghana E-Levy research mentioned in South African media
ICTD research on the Ghana E-Levy is cited in media outlet iWeb.
Research in Brief 82 republished in Bangladeshi The Daily Star
ICTD’s research in brief about the promise and limits of IT technology was republished in The Daily Star, a Bangladeshi outlet.