Media Coverage

June 2018
221TV Senegal covers APTI conference

The inaugural conference of the African Property Tax Initiative was hosted in Dakar on June 11-12th. The Secretary General of the Senegalese Ministry of Finance opened the conference, and was interviewed by 221TV. He spoke about the enormous potential of property taxation for raising revenue for local governments.


April 2018
Daily Monitor: URA moots plan to tax the rich

On April 6th, the URA shared the results of research done in partnership with ICTD on the taxation of high net worth individuals at a workshop with about 40 participants. Ismail Ladu of the Daily Monitor covered the event. Read the piece online here.

April 2018
NTV: URA says high net worth individuals are not paying enough taxes

April 2018
ICTD and URA research covered in Ugandan newspapers

On April 6th, the URA shared the results of research done in partnership with ICTD on the taxation of high net worth individuals at a workshop with about 40 participants. This was covered in several Ugandan newspapers.

February 2018
Dr. Jalia Kangave interviewed at UN on tax and sustainable development

In February, the Platform for Collaboration on Tax hosted its first global conference on “Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals” at the United Nations headquarters. ICTD’s Capacity Building Manager Dr Jalia Kangave was interviewed live by UNDESA, discussing issues of taxation and inequality, gender, and accountability in Africa.


November 2017
ICTD advisor gives lecture on multiple taxation in Nigeria

Professor Abiola Sanni, a member of ICTD’s Centre Advisory Group, gave a lecture titled “Policy, Legal and Administrative Imperatives in the Quest for Eradicating Multiplicity of Taxes in Lagos State” at the University of Lagos. The lecture was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Guest of Honour was the Executive Governor of Lagos State Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. See the story published in This Day here.

November 2017
African ICTD researchers quoted in ICIJ Paradise Papers story

ICTD Researchers Alexander Ezenagu and Catherine Ngina Mutava were quoted in a piece by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists related to the Paradise Papers leaks. The story, titled “Tax Haven Mauritius’ Rise Comes at the Rest of Africa’s Expense,” by Will Fitzgibbon, describes how the files leaked from Appleby’s Mauritius office reveal complex tax avoidance schemes and evidence of treaty shopping.

September 2017
Media Coverage of the Ethiopian Tax Research Network Launch

The ICTD launched the Ethiopian Tax Research Network on September 20th at the Captial Hotel in Addis Ababa. About a hundred people attended to hear speeches by ICTD CEO Professor Mick Moore and Mezgebu Amha, the Director of Fiscal Policy at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation. These were followed by a series of presentations of research on tax issues in Ethiopia. See the full programme here.

The launch was covered in the Ethiopian Press.

The Ethiopian Herald: All eyes on domestic financial sources

The ReporterICTD opens up shop in Addis Ababa

Fana Broadcasting Corporate: Ethiopian Tax Research Network launched

Addis Fortune: Tax Research Network Commences in Addis Ethiopia launches tax research network

Ethiopian News Agency: Ethiopian Tax Research Network Launched


September 2017
Media Coverage of the Nigerian Tax Research Network Launch

The ICTD launched the Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN) on September 12th at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja. The theme of the event was “Revenue Beyond Oil Reliance.” The event received some coverage in the Nigerian media.

The Sahel Standard: Ex-FIRS Boss Emphasises Research in Tax Administration

The Daily Times: Exploit property tax to increase revenue, FIRS tells FG, states

Business AMTax research network launched in Nigeria

This DayStates Netted N820.7bn in IGR in 2016

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September 2017
ICTD dataset cited in piece on income tax reform in India

The ICTD’s Government Revenue Dataset was used by Rajul Awasthi to demonstrate that India collects less revenue from personal income taxes than countries such as South Africa, South Korea, Russia, China and Brazil. Read the whole piece, titled “India’s ‘Billionaire Raj’ Era: Time to Reform Personal Income Tax.”

September 2017
ICTD researchers quoted by D+C on illicit financial flows

Development and Cooperation published a piece titled “Taxation serves sustainability”, which quotes three members of the ICTD team: CEO Mick Moore, Senior Fellow Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Catherine Ngina Mutava.

Read the full piece here.