Alexander Ezenagu, ICTD Researcher, was interviewed by NTA for a special report on illicit financial flows. Alexander was in Abuja presenting at the International Conference on Combating Illicit Financial Flows and Enhancing Asset Recovery for Sustainable Development on 11th and 12th September.
Mick Moore, the ICTD’s CEO, was cited in a piece by The Economist about the extent of tax breaks across Africa titled “African governments let too many taxpayers off the hook.”
The inaugural conference of the African Property Tax Initiative was hosted in Dakar on June 11-12th. The Secretary General of the Senegalese Ministry of Finance and the ICTD’s Research Director Wilson Prichard (who chairs the initiative) were interwieved by Dakaractu about the rationale and objectives of the conference.
The inaugural conference of the African Property Tax Initiative was hosted in Dakar on June 11-12th. The Secretary General of the Senegalese Ministry of Finance opened the conference, and was interviewed by 221TV. He spoke about the enormous potential of property taxation for raising revenue for local governments.
On April 6th, the URA shared the results of research done in partnership with ICTD on the taxation of high net worth individuals at a workshop with about 40 participants. Ismail Ladu of the Daily Monitor covered the event. Read the piece online here.
On April 6th, the URA shared the results of research done in partnership with ICTD on the taxation of high net worth individuals at a workshop with about 40 participants. This was covered in several Ugandan newspapers.
In February, the Platform for Collaboration on Tax hosted its first global conference on “Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals” at the United Nations headquarters. ICTD’s Capacity Building Manager Dr Jalia Kangave was interviewed live by UNDESA, discussing issues of taxation and inequality, gender, and accountability in Africa.
Professor Abiola Sanni, a member of ICTD’s Centre Advisory Group, gave a lecture titled “Policy, Legal and Administrative Imperatives in the Quest for Eradicating Multiplicity of Taxes in Lagos State” at the University of Lagos. The lecture was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Guest of Honour was the Executive Governor of Lagos State Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. See the story published in This Day here.
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.