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30 June 2021
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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…

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June 2021
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Dr van den Boogaard with two research assistants in Sierra Leone.
Dr Vanessa van den Boogaard wins prize for 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…

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June 2021
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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 As part of the ICTD’s commitment to build research and analysis capacity on tax and development, applications are now being accepted for the 2021 ‘Research on Tax and Development’ course. The new course includes diverse methodological training,…

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June 2021
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Job Opportunity: Communications Consultant, DIGITAX Programme

Closing date for applications: July 5, 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….

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June 2021
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Opportunities for researchers to work with ICTD

Send an expression of interest by June 30th The ICTD is looking for talented, passionate and motivated young 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…

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May 2021
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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…

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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…

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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…

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April 2021
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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…

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11 May 2021
Past Event
Informal taxation and community-driven development: Evidence from south-central Somalia

This upcoming webinar, Informal taxation and community-driven development: Evidence from south-central Somalia, is part of a series of 5 seminars on Tax and Development jointly organised by the Chr. Michelsen Institute and the TaxCapDev-network. The webinar series features ongoing research and initiatives to strengthen domestic revenue mobilization in developing countries, with a focus on sub-Saharan…

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24 March 2021
Past Event
Effective Property Valuation for Tax Purposes: Balancing Precision and Equity

Property valuation is essential for effectively mobilising property tax revenue. While it may seem straightforward in theory, in practice multiple administrative, legal, political, and financial challenges continue to limit effective property valuation across Africa. Dominant valuation methods have significant trade-offs between precision and equity, and across the continent property registers are frequently out of date, incomplete, and inaccurate. This leads to inequitable tax burdens across property owners and low collection…

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18 March 2021
Past Event
Women in Tax: A Conversation on Research and Policy in Africa
Women in Tax: A Conversation on Research and Policy in Africa

In celebration of International Women’s Day and alongside the sixty-fifth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) is hosting a webinar on women and taxation in Africa. The event will feature distinguished tax researchers and practitioners who will share insights on issues including the…

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