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.
APTI conference covered by L’évidence quotidien in Senegal
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.
NTV: URA says high net worth individuals are not paying enough taxes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Ethiopian News Agency: Ethiopian Tax Research Network Launched
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
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.