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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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May 2020
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Announcing Dr Wilson Prichard as our new CEO

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Wilson Prichard is now the CEO of the ICTD. He takes over the role from Professor Mick Moore, who was the founding CEO of the Centre, and has led its research and growth since 2010. The two have worked closely for many years. Will completed both his…

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15 June 2020
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Mick Moore to give WIDER Webinar on Covid-19 and Tax in Africa

On June 15th, the ICTD’s founder and Senior Fellow Professor Mick Moore (pictured on the left) will be giving a webinar in a new series hosted by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). He will be speaking about post-pandemic public revenue mobilisation in Africa, and will be joined by discussant…

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May 2020
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Video: Covid-19 – not a ‘great equaliser’

People working in the informal economy are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. They do not benefit from the financial reliefs provided to those formally employed, and face increased risks of falling ill or into debt traps. In our latest video produced in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies, researchers Keetie Roelen, Max Gallien, and Phil…

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May 2020
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ICTD welcomes new Research Interns

We are delighted to welcome Ruvimbo Chidziva and Soukayna Remmal, who joined our team earlier this month as Research Interns based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto (UofT). Ruvimbo Chidziva Ruvimbo is currently pursuing her Master of Global Affairs at the Munk School. She has a…

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April 2020
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Event summary and resources: Covid-19 and the informal economy

On April 16th, ICTD Research Fellows Max Gallien and Vanessa van den Boogaard hosted a virtual roundtable on Covid-19 and the informal economy. The event was attended by over 200 participants from around the world via Zoom and YouTube. Participants included researchers, academics, policymakers, and representatives of civil society and advocacy organisations. Max and Vanessa…

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April 2020
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Call for proposals: Informality, Tax, and the State

While international donors and policymakers have increasingly paid attention to the role of taxation in sustainable development, our understanding of taxation has largely been limited to thinking about formal taxes, sectors, and institutions. The ICTD’s research programme on Informality, Tax, and the State seeks to support research on the relationship between informality and taxation. Informal…

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

Read the summary of this event, and see the speakers’ presentations here.  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…

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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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