Rasmus Corlin Christensen interviewed on Danish television
ICTD Research Associate Rasmus Corlin Christensen was interviewed by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s TV news programme “Deadline” about how the Covid-19 crisis amplifies issues of globalisation, including tax havens. He spoke about recent controversies over tax havens and flags of convenience used in the shipping industry, and how the pandemic is underscoring their negative impacts. Watch the segment in Danish here (starting around 21:15).
Wilson Prichard blog republished to African Arguments and AllAfrica
ICTD CEO Wilson Prichard’s blog “To help respond to Covid-19, African governments should prioritise taxing the rich” was republished by the African Arguments blog series Debating Ideas and AllAfrica.
Mick Moore blog republished to African Arguments and AllAfrica
Senior Fellow Mick Moore’s blog “How can African tax collectors help cope with the economic impacts of Covid-19” was republished by the African Arguments blog series Debating Ideas and AllAfrica.
Vanessa van den Boogaard blog republished to African Arguments and AllAfrica
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.
Tax Notes writes article summarising ICTD virtual roundtable
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.
Max Gallien writes op-ed for Middle East Eye on informal economies in North Africa and COVID-19
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“.
Rasmus Corlin Christensen quoted in ICIJ article
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“.
Tax Notes writes article based on ICTD Working Paper
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.
ICTD research featured in The Economist
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.
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.
NTRN third annual meeting covered in Nigerian newspapers
The 3rd annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network was featured in various Nigerian newspapers: The New Telegraph, The Nation, and Business Day.