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January 2017
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Video: Mick Moore on Taxing Africa Better, Not More

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail” says Professor Mick Moore, who presents his compelling critique of contemporary tax reform efforts in sub-Saharan Africa at an event organised by Adam Smith International in Kenya. If current tax efforts are not addressing core issues, what else can…

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December 2016
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Innovative Research Helps Rwanda Raise $9m in Tax Revenue

In North America and Europe, substantial research has been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of various communication strategies for improving the compliance of taxpayers. For the first time, a similar study has been carried out in Africa, generating important research findings and helping to raise an additional $9 million USD in tax revenue for Rwanda….

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November 2016
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Job Posting: International Tax Researcher

The ICTD has since 2013 supported a number of research projects and programs on international tax issues relevant to developing countries. The ICTD is now beginning a new phase of this work, with initial funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which it is hoped will be supplemented from other sources, and may be…

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November 2016
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Master’s in Tax Policy and Administration at BSEL

Applications are now open for the Master’s programme in Tax Policy and Tax Administration at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. The programme focuses on the Global South and is for 15 months. It is designed for experienced tax officials, policy-makers and tax practitioners, who wish to acquire expertise in taxation and obtain an…

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Book Launch: International Taxation and the Extractive Industries

The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation is joining with the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF on 2 December 2016 to present a seminar to discuss International Taxation and the Extractive Industries. The seminar will mark the publication of the new book, edited by current and former staff of the IMF, and published by…

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November 2016
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Gender and Tax in Africa Workshop, Accra, 9-11 November 2016

Thirty five tax specialists, practitioners and researchers from fourteen different countries were brought together in Accra from the 9-11 November 2016 to participate the first ICTD workshop on Gender and Tax in Africa, which was held in partnership with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).  The workshop was organised to facilitate discussion of the issues surrounding the…

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October 2016
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New Gates Foundation and DFID-funded research to help African governments increase tax revenue and decrease dependence on aid

Pictured above: British Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel, Bill Gates and Richard Branson discuss the importance of investing in research at the Grand Challenges annual meeting in London. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK Department for International Development have recently granted over £3 million in funding to the International Centre…

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October 2016
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ICTD Seminar: Accounting for Development with Trevor Hopper

On October 6th, Trevor Hopper, Professor Emeritus of Management Accounting at the University of Sussex, gave a seminar at the Institute of Development Studies hosted by the ICTD. The theme was “Accounting for Development”.  Accounting may seem peripheral to development – better accounting will not solve poverty – but it is an essential, if neglected, cog…

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October 2016
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CEO Mick Moore interviewed on KTN’s Business Today

The ICTD’s CEO Mick Moore was interviwed on KTN’s Business Today show. He discussed the inequity of tax systems in Africa, the scandal of tax exemptions given by governments to large companies, the need for more effective property taxation (especially in large cities), and the necessity for regional cooperation on international tax issues.  Watch the…

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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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