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March 2016
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The ICTD and Local Government Taxation in Sierra Leone

In most of Africa, local government is in poor condition. Local governments provide few reliable services. The people that they fail to serve generally have a low opinion of them. One important reason is that local governments have little money. An important reason is the weakness of local revenue, which starves governments of funds and…

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March 2016
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No Level Playing Field: Economic Growth and The Corporate Tax Burden in Ethiopia

Economic growth and industrial development are high priorities for the Government of Ethiopia. The recent growth record is good, but manufacturing has progressed slowly. It is correspondingly important to know whether the tax burden is a significant constraint on enterprise and investment. Does the tax system bear down unfairly and inefficiently on some firms rather…

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March 2016
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ICTD Helps Establish a New Research Organisation in Africa

Helping to build research capacity in Africa has always been a key ICTD objective. We have contributed to this through several channels, including our cooperation with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), in nurturing the African Tax Research Network. A series of research projects with Dr Samuel Jibao has led to the creation of the…

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March 2016
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ICTD Impact Stories: Bringing Uganda’s Rich into the Tax Net

The staff of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) have long been concerned that they do not have in place the procedures to ensure that the growing ranks of wealthy Ugandans pay their share of taxes. An approach to the ICTD enabled the URA to conduct a rigorous research study. The research revealed the scale of…

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Invitation to a special ATAF meeting on Taxation of extractive industries

    You are invited to attend a Special ATAF Meeting on the Taxation of Extractive Industries titled,  “Assessing the value of Extractives: How can we assess the outflow from Africa?”  Date: 11 – 13 April 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa Deadline for registration: 17 March 2016 This special meeting aims at providing an overview of the challenges…

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February 2016
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Oxfam essay competition – tax justice and human rights

  Oxfam and the Tax Justice Network are looking for a 3,500 word essay outlining how you would use human rights law to challenge tax injustice.     Entries will be judged by a panel of eminent lawyers chaired by Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations Research Institute for Social…

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February 2016
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The 5th ICTD Annual Centre Meeting

10‐12 February 2016 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
In association with the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA)

The three-day event took place in Addis Ababa.There were about 100 participants.

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January 2016
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Property Tax Roundtable Meeting

The ICTD will hold a special one-day workshop, on the practicalities of property taxes in Africa. The roundtable discussion will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Saturday, February 13 2016, from 8.00am to 5.00pm, after the conclusion of the 5th Annual Centre Meeting, that will be held at the same venue. Recent years have…

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Tax Short Course – 2016 edition

    This course offers an opportunity to get to get an understanding of the main issues in taxation in developing countries; and to share knowledge amongst practitioners and researchers. It is designed for a broad, non-technical audience of practitioners and policymakers, interested in or working on tax revenue mobilisation.   Monday 15 February 2016…

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January 2016
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Linking Research and practice: ICTD Annual Centre Meeting (2016)

    We are very excited to announce our upcoming 5th Annual Centre Meeting (ACM), which is scheduled for 10-12 February 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting will be hosted in partnership with the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA), and this year’s theme is “Linking Research and practice: ICTD after 5Years”. This year’s…

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January 2016
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Researcher Spotlight – Milly Nalukwago

Though many know Milly Nalukwago as the Assistant Commissioner – in charge of Research, Planning and Development – at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), she wears many hats. She is the head of the East African Revenue Authorities Technical Committee (EARATC) research sub-committee. She is also one of ICTD’s key researchers in Africa as well…

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January 2016
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Government Revenue Dataset Research Note

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 limitations, while the private data…

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