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November 2015
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ICTD Launches New Website

If you are here, then you probably have noticed that the website looks different. Yes, we’re very excited to announce the launch of our new and improved website, which went live last week and the URL is www.ictd.ac. Other than giving the website a fresh look, a few of our goals with the new website were…

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November 2015
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Indian Finance Minister quotes extensively from ICTD research

Former Indian Minister of Finance and Home Shri P. Chidambaram.  Challenge of tax policy and tax administration in a developing country: Former Indian Minister of Finance, Shri P. Chidambaram, delivered a speech  during the 20th Annual Oration on Taxation, organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. His speech, titled “Tax Administration in a Developing…

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October 2015
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Inaugural Tax Short Course wins praise from participants

  The ICTD, in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies and the African Tax Administration Forum, organised its first Tax and Development short course from January 26-29th at the IDS in Brighton, UK. The course covered a variety of issues, including the role of taxation in development, international taxation, extractive industry taxation, subnational taxation,…

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Tax and Development Short Course – Apply now!

The ICTD in partnership with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), will offer a Tax and Development Short Courses early next year in Ethiopia. Africa course: 15th – 18th February 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia *There are only 25 places, so apply now!! This course will build on last year’s inaugural edition of…

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October 2015
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OECD unveils BEPS plan to curb tax avoidance by multinationals

Today (October 5, 2015), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released their Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) outcomes, which are proposals for new rules to combat tax avoidance by transnational companies. The G20 leaders had tasked the OECD to work to address base erosion and profit shifting, based on the 2013 G20/OECD BEPS Action Plan,…

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September 2015
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The ICTD Government Revenue Dataset: Best option for researchers

  By Wilson Prichard and Kyle McNabb   In 2010, the ICTD launched efforts to create the ICTD Government Revenue Dataset (GRD), which is increasingly recognized as the best possible source of cross-country revenue data for researchers.  An important motivation was concern about the quality and transparency of data available from the IMF: Publicly available data had significant…

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September 2015
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New Book by ICTD Research Director Published

ICTD Research Director Wilson Prichard is the author of a new book titled “Taxation, Responsiveness and Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Dynamics of Tax Bargaining”. The book provides the most comprehensive analysis of the connections between taxation and government accountability in developing countries to date. It establishes that reliance on taxation, by increasing the political power of…

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September 2015
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4th ICTD Annual Centre Meeting

7-9 December 2014- Arusha, Tanzania
In association with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA)

The 4th ICTD Annual Meeting, kindly sponsored by the Tanzania Revenue Authority, was very well atended and engaged a mixture of professionals, notably researchers and African tax administrators and tax specialists, in constructive dialogue about contemporary tax challenges in Africa.

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September 2015
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3rd ICTD Annual Centre Meeting

10-12 December 2013 – Lomé, Togo

This Annual Centre Meeting brought together tax administrators and experts from Africa and beyond who shared experiences and discussed key issues on tax and development.

Among the delegates were representatives from development organisations such as the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the OECD.

The meeting was opened by the Director General of Togo Customs, Mr Kodjo Adedze who highlighted the importance of tax systems for good governance and the need to reform the international tax system.

Researchers working in Africa also shared encouraging results from research on tax practices in the informal sector, taxpayer perceptions and unitary taxation.

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September 2015
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UK Parliament Commons Select Committee on International Development

Tax in Developing Countries: Increasing Resouces for Development This is the first evidence session for the Committee’s inquiry into taxation in developing countries. It provides an opportunity for Members to examine the complex background to this issue, and to begin to question what DFID can do in this area. The International Development Committee is appointed…

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September 2015
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Launch of the ICTD Government Revenue Dataset

  The ICTD Government Revenue Dataset (ICTD GRD)  – the result of a 3-year project – was formally launched on the 9th of September 2014, in Washington DC, at a high-level roundtable event that was organized in partnership with the Centre for Global Development (CGD). The event attracted about 41 participants who are senior officials from various international organizations, including…

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