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June 2016
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Collaborative Research Improves Tax Compliance in Rwanda

The most reliable way for revenue authorities to find out how to improve tax compliance is to conduct large scale research experiments. The first such experiment on the African continent was conducted in Rwanda as a collaboration between the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), the ICTD and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). The experiment generated…

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June 2016
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ICTD Researcher Prof. Sol Picciotto Joins the UN Tax subcommittee

ICTD Researcher Prof. Sol Picciotto (pictured) is set to join the subcommittee on dispute resolution of the UN Tax Committee. Prof Picciotto will be joining Tom Balco, who is also an ICTD researcher and a member of the subcommittee. This subcommitee is mandated to consider: a) Different possible ways to improve the mutual agreement procedure…

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June 2016
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2nd ATRN CONGRESS – Call for Papers Registration Opens

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) is pleased to invite submissions for the second annual congress of the African Tax Research Network (ATRN), which presents an opportunity for academics, researchers, tax administrators, graduate students, tax practitioners and decision-makers on fiscal and tax policy in Africa, to gather and discuss different aspects relating to national, regional…

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June 2016
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New Journal Article – Revenue-Maximising or Revenue-Sacrificing Government? Property Tax in Pakistan

  ICTD CEO Prof Mick Moore and Mujtaba Piracha are the authors of a new journal article: Revenue Raising or Revenue-Sacrificing Government? Property Tax in Pakistan. The article has just been published  in the Journal of Development Studies.   This paper details the case of property tax collection in Pakistan – how governments are frequently revenue-sacrificers: they…

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April 2016
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Why African countries aren’t taxing their rich – Radio Interview

  Goya Bauwens/Flickr, CC BY-NC   Our Research Officer Rhiannon McCluskey had a live radio interview on 19 April 2016, which airs on 702 and CapeTalk, commonly known as “The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield. This show is hosted each weeknight on two radio stations in Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa) by Bruce Whitfield, and focuses on business/economic news on the continent. You can listen to the full interview here.   The…

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April 2016
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Taxing India’s Smallest Businesses – BBC Interview with Prof. Mick Moore

Roadside eatery in India.  Garrett Ziegler/Flickr, CC BY-NC ICTD CEO Prof. Mick Moore was recently interviewed by BBC World Service, about india’s plan to raise more revenues by going after the smallest businesses – especially samosa vendors.  According to Prof. Moore, “Though these small businesses can’t be ignored entirely, most governments rarely succeed when they…

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March 2016
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Chief Scientific Adviser to DFID Praises “Fantastic” ICTD Study

On Tuesday March 15th, Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Development (DFID), delivered the Sussex Development Lecture at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The Lecture was titled “Research and knowledge at DFID: what role for evidence in the new aid strategy?” “This is a piece of DFID-funded research that…

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March 2016
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Building Capacities for Research and Action

Training opportunities on taxation and development are surprisingly rare, given the increasing attention that taxation is attracting internationally. Several new donors are entering this field, though many officials still have limited experience in the area. With greater demand for evidence on what works to improve taxation in Africa, there is an increasing need for qualified…

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March 2016
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The ICTD Government Revenue Dataset: Reshaping Tax and Development Research

Evidenced-based policy requires good research. And good research requires good data. When the ICTD was created in 2010, there was no one reliable, comprehensive and detailed source of statistics on how governments globally raise their revenues.    One of our first – and certainly most ambitious – project was to remedy that situation: • To…

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March 2016
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Making Arguments about Tax and Governance Relevant to Policy

Over the past decade, development actors have become much more interested in taxation. This interest has been spurred in large part by a provocative argument: that the process of raising taxes can can stimulate broad improvements in governance. It is argued that the need for governments to tax their citizens can be the leading edge…

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March 2016
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The ICTD and Informal Taxation

Over the past two decades, research has periodically noted the importance of so-called “informal taxation” in low-income countries; that is, tax-like payments collected by both state and non-state actors, that are not authorised by formal legislation. These might include, among others, bribes and payments to state officials, informal user fees to state or non-state actors,…

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