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December 2019
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ICTD recruiting Research Fellow & Lead Researcher for DIGITAX programme

ICTD is seeking a Lead Researcher for our new three-year research programme funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate (a) the consequences of alternative methods of taxing digital financial services (DFS) in low income countries and (b) how DFS platforms, the use of digital ID, and technology more broadly, can contribute effectively…

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December 2019
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Researchers and policymakers gather to discuss tax and technology in Nigeria

On December 5 and 6th, members and stakeholders of the Nigerian Tax Research Network are gathered in Abuja for the Network’s third annual meeting on the theme “Revenue challenges online and offline: Bridging the digital divide in an analogue economy.” The theme of the meeting touches on several important issues. First is the ongoing work…

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5 December 2019 - 6 December 2019
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Nigerian Tax Research Network: Third Annual Meeting

The Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN) is pleased to invite members to it’s 2019 meeting on December 5th and 6th at the FIRS Training School in Abuja. This event is hosted in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The conference seeks to bring together stakeholders and showcase the best current research on the pressing challenges of taxation and revenue in…

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21 November 2019
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Billions from Betel Nut? Taxation, Growth and Governance

Join the final Toktok Bilong Strongim Nesen discussion series event for 2019 in a fascinating public discussion themed ‘Billions from Betel Nut? Taxation, Growth and Governance’. It will be held at the University of Papua New Guinea on Thursday 21 November, commencing at 2pm PGT, with opening remarks by the Australian High Commissioner to PNG,…

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November 2019
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Researchers and policymakers to discuss reforms to Ethiopia’s tax system on Monday

Press Release The Ethiopian government recently unveiled an ambitious “Homegrown Economic Reform” agenda, which, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said, “aims to propel Ethiopia into becoming the African icon of prosperity by 2030.” One of the agenda’s priorities is increasing domestic resource mobilisation to finance sustainable development. Although the Ethiopian government has undertaken several reforms…

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November 2019
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Tax Notes Talk Podcast: Digitalisation and Developing Countries

David Stewart interviewed ICTD Research Fellow Martin Hearson for the Tax Notes Talk Podcast. The two discussed how the OECD’s work on the taxation of the digital economy affects developing countries, and how they have reacted to the OECD Secretariat’s “Unified Approach under Pillar 1” proposal. Listen to the episode here. Forbes subsequently published the podcast…

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November 2019
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ICTD Research Fellow Martin Hearson presents at WBG/IMF Tax Sunday

On October 20th, ICTD Research Fellow Dr Martin Hearson presented at the 6th annual World Bank Group and IMF “Tax Sunday” in Washington D.C.. On the theme “Strengthening Tax Systems in a Digitalizing World,” the conference focused on international tax reform and digitalisation in developing economies, as well as the role of innovative technology in…

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November 2019
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ICTD and South Centre host roundtable for developing countries at UN Tax Committee

ICTD Senior Fellow Sol Picciotto, Research Fellow Martin Hearson, and researcher Mustapha Ndajiwo participated in the recent UN Tax Committee (UNTC) meeting in Geneva. Sol contributed comments in the discussions on the revision of the UN Manual on Transfer Pricing, while Mustapha contributed to the discussion on digitalisation, pointing in particular to the relevance of the…

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18 November 2019
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Ethiopian Tax Research Network: Third Annual Meeting

All individuals with an interest in taxation in Ethiopia are invited to attend the third annual meeting of the ETRN. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 18th from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa. Dr Lemma Gudissa, the Academic Vice President of the Ethiopian Civil Service University, will open…

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October 2019
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Research to Policy: NTRN research presented at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum

NTRN grantee Dr Abdulsalam Mas’ud participated in the Nigeria Governors’ Forum‘s (NGF) Internally Generated Revenue Peer Learning Event ‘The Imperative of Taxpayer Compliance in Financing the Future’ held at Wells Carlton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria. Dr Mark Abani led a session focusing on “Building a Taxpayer-centric service & Strengthening the Fiscal Social Contract” with the Commissioners…

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October 2019
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NTRN Coordinator visits University of Ife Tax Club

The Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN) was invited to speak at the Tax Club at Obafemi Awolowo University of Ife (OAU). The OAU Tax Club is known to host the “Tax 180,” a platform for tax clubs across Nigeria. On September 24th, the club organised a “Tax Incubator” event with NTRN Coordinator, Michael Falade. A…

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