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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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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…

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4 November 2015 - 6 November 2015
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Apply now for the ATAF/ICTD Research Methods Training & Dissemination workshop

Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 November, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia **Closing date for all applications: 20 September 2015** The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) are organising a training event on research methods for researchers involved in the area of taxation. This Research Methods Training and…

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July 2015
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Public Release of Afrobarometer Merged Round 5 Dataset

  Afrobarometer has recently released the full Round 5 merged dataset, which will be very useful for researchers. The ICTD contributed substantially to the Afrobarometer survey questionnaire by adding tax questions, with an aim to understand how citizens perceive and experience taxation as adeterminant of tax compliance. The paper, “To Pay or Not To Pay: Citizens’ attitudes…

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July 2015
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Trust key to building tax capacity for future development financing

At the forthcoming Third Financing for Development Conference taking place in Addis Ababa, governments will be urged to tax more effectively and donors will be called on to help them do so, in order to resource ambitious new development frameworks. There is considerable evidence that donors can help build tax capacity in developing countries, but they must…

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May 2015
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Capacity Building for International Taxation in African Revenue Authorities

This is an ongoing research project, which aims to explore the effectiveness of international capacity building support related to combatting international tax evasion. Donors have become increasingly involved in capacity building for international taxation, particularly with regards to transfer pricing and the extractive sector. However, it is not clear how beneficial focusing on these sources…

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May 2015
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Sustainable Development Goals – Reject Tax Targeting

There is good news in the agenda for the Third Financing for Development Conference to be held in Addis Ababa on 13-16th July. For the first time, domestic resource mobilization is more prominent than international aid. The emphasis is on the ways in which the governments of developing countries can raise and leverage more financial resources for development….

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