Media Coverage

December 2019
Taxing Africa makes Foreign Affairs’ List of Best Books in 2019

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.

December 2019
Tax Matters episode on NTRN conference

This week’s Tax Matters episode covers the 3rd annual conference of the Nigerian Tax Research Network. Watch it here.

December 2019
The NTRN conference in the media

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.

December 2019
NTRN conference featured in Leadership news

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.



December 2019
Dr. Fowler’s opening remarks at NTRN conference quoted in the news

The third annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network took place earlier this month at the FIRS Training School in Abuja. A number of researchers and policy makers gathered to discuss tax and technology in Nigeria. Dr. Babatunde Fowler, the Executive Chairman of FIRS, gave the opening remarks at the conference and was quoted in The Guardian Nigeria, All Africa, and Vanguard Nigeria.

November 2019
New ICTD research programme featured in The Exchange Africa

This month, we announced a new a 3-year research and capacity building program on tax in relation to digital financial services, and their use, as well as digital ID infrastructure, in enabling low-income countries to more efficiently and equitably raise tax revenue. Padili Mikomangwa wrote about the new research project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in their article “Africa’s digital finance research gets Bill and Melinda Gates funding“.

November 2019
Media coverage of ICTD CEO’s visit to Papua New Guinea

ICTD CEO Mick Moore was the keynote speaker at the final session of the Toktok Bilong Strongim Nesen discussion series on “Billions from Betelnut? Taxation, Growth, and Governance“. The discussion was featured in various media outlets online and in print:

The Post Courier: Taxation is key for good governance; Big companies not paying enough tax

Loop PNG: Final Toktok Bilong Strongim Nesen series

The National: Tech, tax’s game changer

November 2019
ETRN third annual meeting covered by Ethiopia News Agency and Walta Media

The Ethiopian Tax Research Network held its third annual meeting in Addis Ababa on the 18th November, hosted by the Policy Studies Institute. Discussions from the meeting were covered in the local media, including the Ethiopia News Agency and Walta Media.

Read the article from Ethiopia News Agency: Major Challenges Remain in Raising Revenues, Says Panelist

Read the article from Walta Media: Major Challenges Remain in Raising Revenues, Says Panelist

November 2019
Interview with Martin Hearson featured in Forbes

Martin Hearson’s recent interview on the Tax Notes Talk podcast was shared in a Forbes article. He was interviewed by David Stewart on how the OECD’s work on taxation of the digital economy affects developing countries. Read the full interview here. The Latest Nigerian News republished the article here.