News & Events

Showing 1-12 of 209 News & Events
July 2021
News
Network members at the NTRN conference in Abuja in 2019
Nigerian Tax Research Network appoints two new experts to advisory board

Two new members have recently been appointed to the advisory board of the ICTD’s Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN). Ms Amina Ado and Dr Oyebola Okunogbe, who bring specialised expertise to the table, have joined Mrs Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, MFR, the Chair of the advisory board, and members Dr Nonso Obikili, Dr Francisca Nlerum, Mr Mustapha…

Read more
July 2021
News
Map showing bilateral treaties between countries from the Tax Treaties Explorer
Call for research proposals: Tax treaties and lower-income countries

Th International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) seeks proposals for research projects on tax treaties and lower-income countries, with the aim of assisting lower-income countries in making decisions about their approach to tax treaty policy and treaty negotiations. Funding is available for the most promising applications that need it. Applicants whose proposals have been…

Read more
June 2021
News
Richard Bird
In Remembrance of Professor Richard Bird

Written by Professor Mick Moore and Dr Wilson Prichard Professor Richard Bird sadly passed away on 9th June 2021, at the age of 82. Anyone working in the field of tax and development will be very familiar with Richard’s published work. He started to produce in the 1960s, and was still publishing high quality work…

Read more
30 June 2021
Past Event
image of Nairobi with logos of ICTD and ATAF
Webinar: Strengthening Intergovernmental Collaboration for Effective Property Taxation

Unlike most sources of local revenue, responsibility for the different aspects of property tax administration in Africa is often split between central and local authorities. In many countries, central governments have, since the colonial period, retained responsibility for land titling, maintaining the cadastre, and property valuation, while other aspects of rate-setting and property tax collection…

Read more
June 2021
News
Dr van den Boogaard with two research assistants in Sierra Leone.
Dr Vanessa van den Boogaard authors best political science PhD in Canada 

Photo: Dr van den Boogaard conducting fieldwork with research assistants in Sierra Leone. ICTD Research Fellow Dr Vanessa van den Boogaard has won the 2021 Vincent Lemieux Prize in recognition for authoring the best PhD thesis in political science in Canada. Awarded by the Canadian Political Science Association, the prize honours “the best PhD thesis submitted at…

Read more
June 2021
News
Participants and facilitators of the 2019-2020 course in Abuja, Nigeria.
Apply for the ICTD’s new ‘Research on Tax and Development’ course

Photo: Participants and facilitators of the 2019-2020 course in Abuja, Nigeria. Research on Tax and Development Course 2021 (applications now closed) As part of the ICTD’s commitment to build research and analysis capacity on tax and development, we are accepting applications for the 2021 ‘Research on Tax and Development’ course until July 31st. The new…

Read more
June 2021
News
close up of person at a computer
Job Opportunity: Communications Consultant, DIGITAX Programme

Closing date for applications: July 24, 2021 The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) is looking to hire a talented, passionate and motivated Communications Consultant to lead on the development and delivery of a communications strategy for the DIGITAX programme. DIGITAX is a three-year research programme funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation….

Read more
June 2021
News
people working at a table with laptops and notebooks
Opportunities for researchers to work with ICTD

Send an expression of interest by June 30th The ICTD is looking for talented, passionate and motivated junior researchers to support our expanded research programme. This is a call for expressions of interests for researchers who fit the profile described below. Details on the nature of engagement are intentionally left flexible at this stage, as…

Read more
May 2021
News
Job Opportunity: Researcher, DIGITAX Programme

Closing date for applications: June 15, 2021 The ICTD has launched DIGITAX, a three-year research programme funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to explore the intersections between tax systems and the expansion of digital financial services (DFS). It aims to support governments in (i) designing appropriate and effective taxation of DFS…

Read more
26 May 2021
Past Event
Webinar: Information Technology for Property Taxation – Strategies for Effective Design and Implementation 

Information technology (IT) holds great potential for improving property taxation: it can help accelerate property identification, digitalise and automate aspects of property valuation, facilitate payments by taxpayers, improve transparency, and strengthen data management.  In practice however, the impact of new IT tools frequently underperforms relative to this potential – or fails altogether. This is often due to factors including unnecessarily complex or incompatible systems, poor customization to specific…

Read more
19 May 2021
Past Event
Opportunities and Challenges of Property Tax Reforms for Localising the Sustainable Development Goals

The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI), the Development Partners Network on Decentralisation & Local Governance (DeLoG) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) cordially invite you to the jointly organised next webinar of the series on the role of subnational domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) for public service delivery. Background The benefits of DRM reforms at…

Read more
April 2021
News
Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Local Government Revenue Initiative

Closing date for applications: May 25, 2021 ICTD has secured new funding to launch the Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI), based on a broad vision for supporting more effective, equitable and accountable subnational revenue mobilisation. The LoGRI Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for the overall leadership and delivery of the new initiative, building on…

Read more