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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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September 2015
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ICTD researchers win “Best Paper Award” at ATRN conference

ICTD researchers Dr. Wilson Prichard, Dr. Samuel Jibao and Vanessa van den Boogaard won the “Best Paper Award”, for their paper on Informal Taxation in Sierra Leone, at the just concluded Africa Tax Research Network (ATRN) conference held in Cape Town, South Africa. The ATRN inaugural conference was convened by ATAF and ATRN under the theme: “Contemporary Tax…

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September 2015
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Researcher Spotlight – Merima Ali

We have recently started a brand new “Researcher Spotlight Series”, which will feature our past and current researchers; men and women who work behind the scenes to produce top-notch tax and development research in ICTD’s key thematic areas. Starting us off this series, is Dr. Merima Ali, an ICTD researcher with research interests on private…

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August 2015
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Announcement: Updated Government Revenue Dataset (2015)

We are pleased to inform you that we have recently updated the Government Revenue Dataset (GRD). Since the launch of the dataset in September 2014, our team of GRD researchers (led by ICTD Research co-Director Wilson Prichard) has continued to work on the dataset to produce in July this year, a substantially updated and more complete…

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August 2015
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ICTD Researchers to Present Papers at the Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Economics Association

The Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) will hold its annual conference on the 24 July 2015, in Addis Ababa, where the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) have organised two panels on taxation. The key organiser of the tax sessions of the EEA conference is Andualem Mengistu from EDRI, who is…

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August 2015
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ICTD/ UNU-WIDER Collaboration to enhance accessibility of Government Revenue Data

“New collaboration aims to encourage the creation and distribution of more accurate data on government revenues as well as its analysis for policy.” The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) and the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) are happy to announce a memorandum of understanding that has been signed, that will…

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August 2015
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Land leasing vs property tax?

Tax is back in fashion in international development circles.  We know that in the history of much of the world developing taxation systems was virtually synonymous with state-building; we believe that taxation enhances accountability and builds the ‘social contract’; and consequently we understand that ‘domestic resource mobilisation’ is more desirable and sustainable than foreign aid…

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August 2015
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Article – More than naming and shaming needed to stop corporate tax avoidance

  The report of the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into corporate tax avoidance comes with the subtitle – “You cannot tax what you cannot see”, with a strong focus on increased transparency. The majority of the 17 recommendations in the interim report relate to improved transparency of the tax affairs of corporate taxpayers. This is a…

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