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16 April 2020
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COVID-19 and the Informal Economy: Responses, Relief, and Research

As the world grapples with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable workers in the informal sector in the global south have been hit hard. As vendors working in close quarters and or as frontline care-workers in households, many are particularly vulnerable to contracting the virus. A lack of institutionalised sick leave means that for…

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April 2020
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ICTD welcomes new Research Fellow Giovanni Occhiali

We are pleased to welcome Dr Giovanni Occhiali, who joined our team last month as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. Giovanni is a Development Economist with a PhD from the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, and outside the field of taxation, his main interests are energy economics…

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April 2020
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ICTD analyses global corporate tax negotiations

Since the start of 2019, global discussions on corporate tax reform have proceeded under the auspices of the OECD and the G20. In October, the OECD secretariat published its “unified proposed” under Pillar One, aimed at providing a framework for a global redistribution of taxing rights. This proposal has been endorsed by both the OECD’s…

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March 2020
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We’re recruiting a Research Officer for quantitative work on Rwanda and Ethiopia

We are currently seeking to recruit a Research Officer to contribute to existing and future research projects, and work along with ICTD’s Research Director, Dr Giulia Mascagni, to manage and support ICTD’s engagement with revenue authorities in Africa, particularly in Rwanda and Ethiopia. The Research Officer will support advisory work with the Rwanda Revenue Authority…

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March 2020
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ICTD’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the unprecedented challenges and risks posed by the global spread of COVID-19, the ICTD – like other international research organisations – has been working to establish new ways of working for our own staff, and to review the implications of the crisis for the projects that we fund. ICTD staff All our core staff are now working from home,…

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March 2020
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Call for research proposals: Tax and development in South Asia

The ICTD has successfully built up a large and effective policy-oriented research programme related to tax and development in sub-Saharan Africa. We now have resources to extend our activities to South Asia. We are therefore calling for new research proposals on tax and development in South Asia. We are open to high quality proposals on…

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March 2020
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ICTD’s Wilson Prichard presents at virtual #DIYCSAE conference

The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) Conference 2020 is an annual event with a broad focus on issues that are relevant for the economic development in Africa. Despite being cancelled this year following the COVID-19 outbreak, the conference has gone virtual and is being recreated on Twitter with the hashtag #DIYCSAE. The…

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March 2020
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We’re recruiting for two posts for the new DIGITAX Programme

The ICTD is seeking a Lead Researcher and a Policy and Engagement Consultant to work together on a new and exciting 3-year research and capacity building programme. The DIGITAX programme will focus 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…

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February 2020
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ICTD hosts Ronald Waiswa and Michael Falade as Visiting Fellows at IDS

The ICTD is delighted to have hosted Ronald Waiswa and Michael Falade as Visiting Fellows at the Institute of Development Studies. Ronald Waiswa is a Research and Policy Analysis Supervisor at the Uganda Revenue Authority and has previously collaborated with the ICTD on ground-breaking research on taxing wealthy individuals and public sector agencies in Uganda….

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February 2020
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ICTD welcomes new team members

We’re delighted to welcome four new members to our team this month! James Murdoch James is an alumnus of the Institute of Development Studies, where he completed his master’s in Development Studies in 2014. Before joining the ICTD, James was the Global Operations Manager of the Youth Career Initiative. He was also the CEO of…

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January 2020
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Taxing Africa listed by Foreign Affairs as one of the best books in 2019

Our book, Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform, and Development by Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard, and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, was recently listed as one of the three best books on Africa in 2019 by Foreign Affairs. The book offers a fascinating insight into the key issues facing policy makers, tax collectors, civil society activists and donors working to…

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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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