Media Coverage

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.

January 2017
The News International: The 2030 Agenda

While 2015 marked the deadline for the millennium development goals (MDGs), the UN had already started preparing a new development agenda. At the Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable development held in 2012 in Brazil, the UN member states decided to build on MDGs and spearhead a process to launch a broader and more comprehensive set of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Read the rest of the story here.

January 2017
African Business Magazine: Chasing Tax Revenues in the Great Lakes

Rwanda has piloted a promising project that encourages more people to pay income tax. The venture boosted tax revenues by $9m, according to a report on the project that was published in December. Read the rest of the piece here.

Read the report referenced here.

December 2016
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South-South News: Innovative Research Helps Rwanda Raise $9m in Tax Revenue

Read the full story here

Watch the video produced by the Rwanda Revenue Authority Media Office here

December 2016
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The New Times: Enhanced Communication Key to Increased Tax Compliance

On November 28th, the researchers from the ICTD, the African Tax Administration Forum, and the Rwanda Revenue Authority presented the results of their work to the Authority’s management. The research examined the impact of different methods of communication with taxpayers on their voluntary compliance. The research helped the RRA raise an additional $9 million in taxes for Rwanda.

Read the piece here: Enhanced Communication Key to Increased Tax Compliance

 

 

November 2016
Ghana TV: Gender and Tax in Africa

GTV covered the ICTD’s workshop on Gender and Tax in Africa, which was held in Accra in November.

Watch the video here.

September 2016
CEO Mick Moore interviewed on KTN’s Business Today

The ICTD’s CEO Mick Moore was interviwed on KTN’s Business Today show. He discussed the inequity of tax systems in Africa, the scandal of tax exemptions given by governments to large companies, the need for more effective property taxation (especially in large cities), and the necessity for regional cooperation on international tax issues. 

Watch the full interview HERE.

May 2016
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The Independent- Uganda: Rich Who Dodge Taxes

ICTD Working Paper exposes rich professionals, government officials not paying income tax. URA now plans to tax better. 

See the full piece here.