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18 December 2020
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At the table, off the menu?

A virtual roundtable discussion on deepening the inclusiveness of global tax negotiations. Since 2013, the formal structure of global corporate tax policymaking has changed. Decisions are no longer made by 37 OECD members, but by 137 countries from all regions and levels of development through the OECD/G20 ‘Inclusive Framework’ (IF) on Base Erosion and Profit-Shifting…

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November 2020
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ICTD’s Martin Hearson presents at Platform for Collaboration on Tax webinar

On November 4th, the Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) hosted a public consultation webinar for the draft PCT Toolkit on Tax Treaty Negotiations. This Toolkit represents a joint effort by the IMF, the OECD, the UN and the World Bank Group to provide capacity-building support to developing countries on tax treaty negotiation. ICTD Research Fellow…

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October 2020
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ICTD researchers selected among top 35 Leaders of the Future in Taxation

Congratulations to our Research Fellow Vanessa van den Boogaard and our Research Associates Rasmus Corlin Christensen and Alexander Ezenagu for being selected by TaxCOOP among “The 35 Leaders of the Future” in Taxation. Dr Vanessa van den Boogaard is a Research Fellow at the ICTD and a Senior Research Associate at the Munk School of…

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October 2020
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ICTD participates in World Bank Tax Conference

On September 24-25th, the World Bank held its second annual tax conference on the topic of taxing personal income and wealth in developing countries. The conference featured leading academics and practitioners from different regions and invited both to discuss innovative research ideas with high policy relevance. A major theme of the conference was property taxation….

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30 September 2020
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How can we improve Sri Lanka’s Debt Sustainability? (Online)

The Advocata Institute launches its latest public policy discussion series ‘DeepDive’. The series will commence with several discussions on the topic  “How can we improve Sri Lanka’s Debt Sustainability?”. The discussion series will kickstart with a lecture on the same topic, presented by Mr. Murtaza Jafferjee, Chairman of the Advocata Institute. The panel discussion includes…

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July 2020
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Call for Research Proposals: Ethiopian Tax Research Network (Closed)

The ICTD is calling for research proposals in relation to the Ethiopian Tax Research Network (ETRN). The ETRN is a network of Ethiopian researchers and practitioners, with the main objective of supporting the generation and exchange of knowledge on taxation in Ethiopia. The ETRN is an initiative of the ICTD funded by the Bill & Melinda…

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14 July 2020
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Mobile money taxation in Africa: Causes and consequences (Webinar)

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, cash-strapped governments across Africa will be looking for ways to fill revenue gaps. Having long faced challenges in taxing large multinational corporations and significant informal economic activities, they may be tempted to raise much-needed revenue relatively easily by imposing taxes on rapidly growing digital financial services, particularly mobile…

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15 July 2020
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The Covid-19 crisis facing informal workers – what can be done?

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the health and economies of countries all over the world. Some of the hardest hit have been low-income informal sector workers.  This event will discuss the impacts the global pandemic has had so far, how they can be mitigated and the longer-term implications for the informal sector.  And…

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19 June 2020
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Online Workshop: Covid-19 and Developing Countries

Public Policies, Institutions and Developing Countries: What are the strategic challenges to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic?  Register to attend here. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the health and social fabric of society, and the economy of countries across the globe. All countries to date have reported Covid-19 infected…

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June 2020
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Protest for MPs to pay their taxes in Uganda
Call for research proposals: Tax and civil society

Context Civil society can play an influential role in achieving more equitable taxation—in terms of how revenue is collected and how it is spent—through advocating for fairer and more equitable tax systems and strengthening the ability of taxpayers to hold governments to account. Despite this, significant challenges to effective civil society action exist, and little…

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June 2020
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Our new resource page on tobacco taxation

May 31st was World No Tobacco Day. Every year, tobacco use causes more than 8 million deaths globally, and 80% of the world’s smokers live in low- and middle-income countries. The costs of tobacco are high in terms of the negative impacts on public health and the economy. Increasing taxes on tobacco is the most…

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