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19 May 2021
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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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26 May 2021
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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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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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January 2021
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Understanding how lower-income countries participate in global tax negotiations

Since 2013, the formal structure of global corporate tax policymaking at the OECD has changed. Decisions are no longer made by 37 OECD members, but by 137 countries from all regions and levels of development through the ‘Inclusive Framework’. Official documentation emphasises that all countries participate on an ‘equal footing’, but some participants and observers…

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December 2020
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Professor Mick Moore appointed OBE in Queen’s New Year Honours List

Professor Mick Moore, founding CEO of the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), has been appointed as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year 2021 Honours List. The honour recognises Professor Moore’s services to international development, a field he has been active in for over…

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December 2020
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New research and resources on civil society engagement in tax reform

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have rightly been receiving increasing attention from researchers, as it is clear that they can be instrumental in advocating for more equitable tax systems. The ICTD has partnered with the International Budget Partnership (IBP) to fill the gaps in our understanding of the role of CSOs in tax reform. We are happy…

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18 December 2020
Past Event
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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