Mick Moore featured in six outlets on Sri Lankan crisis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ICTD’s Nigeria Tax & Subsidy Perception Dataset featured in Nigerian publications
Research based on the ICTD’s NESG dataset as well as the blog What Nigerians Really Think About Tax has been featured in two Nigerian newspapers, including The Guardian Nigeria News, and Daily Post Nigeria. The articles focus on Nigeria’s informal sector, with The Guardian quoting ICTD research which finds that “48% of Nigerians complained that getting information about taxes and how to pay is difficult and the ‘tax morale’ (people’s attitudes towards paying taxes) of citizens is extremely low.”
Senior Fellow Sol Picciotto featured in The Standard about his testimony before High Court on double tax agreements signed by Kenya
ICTD senior fellow Professor Sol Picciotto was reported on in Kenyan newspaper The Standard on the 7th of December, 2021 over his recent testimony before their High Court on double tax agreements signed by Kenya. You can read their article here.
Tax Notes International features ICTD research on participation of lower-income countries in global tax negotiations
The ICTD’s research on participation of lower-income countries in global tax negotiations was recently featured in Tax Notes International Vol. 104 in the article A New World Tax Order: The Inclusive Framework and Its Future. You can read the original working paper here.
Martin Hearson speaks about how the new global minimum tax will affect lower-income countries on the World Politics Review podcast
ICTD Research Fellow and international tax lead Dr Martin Hearson was invited to speak on the World Politics Review podcast Trend Lines. The episode, titled “The Global Minimum Tax Deal Could Short-Change Poorer Countries,” aired on October 27, 2021. In the episode, host Elliot Waldman interviews Martin about the new global tax deal negotiated under the auspices of the G20 and OECD, and particularly how the agreement will affect lower-income countries. Listen to the episode here, and find more of Martin’s work here.