Media Coverage

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
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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 HeraldAll eyes on domestic financial sources 

The ReporterICTD opens up shop in Addis Ababa

Fana Broadcasting CorporateEthiopian Tax Research Network launched

Addis Fortune: Tax Research Network Commences in Addis 

Ezega.com: Ethiopia launches tax research network

Ethiopian News Agency: Ethiopian Tax Research Network Launched

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September 2017
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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 StandardEx-FIRS Boss Emphasises Research in Tax Administration

The Daily TimesExploit 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.

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.