ICTD researcher Vanessa van den Boogaard’s blog “Fill the gaps, feel the pain: Insights from Sierra Leone on an epidemic’s impact on local taxation, public services, and the poor” was republished by the African Arguments blog series Debating Ideas and AllAfrica.
On April 16th, ICTD Research Fellows Max Gallien and Vanessa van den Boogaard hosted a virtual roundtable on Covid-19 and the informal economy, with speakers Kate Meagher, Rachel Moussie, Umair Javed, and Gerard McCarthy. Tax Notes wrote an article summarising the discussion here.
ICTD Research Fellow Max Gallien wrote an op-ed for Middle East Eye, “How coronavirus threatens North Africa’s informal workers“. Read his related blog co-written with Vanessa van den Boogaard “To fight Covid-19, only the formal economy is getting tax breaks. The informal economy may be asked to foot the bill“.
ICTD researcher Rasmus Corlin Christensen spoke to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and was quoted in their article, “Crumbling Economies Must Tackle Tax Evasion To Meet Coronavirus Crisis, Experts Warn“.
Ahead of the OECD’s Inclusive Framework plenary in Paris, we published a policy brief by Martin Hearson and a working paper by Solomon Rukundo. Tax Notes covered Solomon Rukundo’s working paper on “Addressing the Challenges of Taxation of the Digital Economy: Lessons for African Countries”, in their news story on January 29. Read the article here.
The Economist article “African governments are trying to collect more tax” mentions our research on effective corporate tax rates in Ethiopia and our research on taxing wealthy individuals in Uganda. Read the article here. Read the brief of the Ethiopia research here and the brief on lessons from the Uganda Revenue Authority on taxing high net worth individuals here.
Our book, Taxing Africa, was selected as 1 of the 3 best books on Africa in 2019 by Foreign Affairs editors and book reviewers. See the full list of books here.
The 3rd annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network was featured in various Nigerian newspapers: The New Telegraph, The Nation, and Business Day.
We held the third annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network in collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja earlier this month. Dr. Fowler, Executive Chairman of FIRS, gave the opening remarks and spoke with journalists about an online purchase tax, as a lot of products purchased online and delivered to homes across the country were not taxed. Read the articles by The Nation, Punch Nigeria, and The Daily Post.
The 3rd annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network was mentioned in an article by the Leadership newspaper: “FIRS Moves To Optimise Digital Tax Collection” by Blessing Bature.