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May 2020
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Video: Covid-19 – not a ‘great equaliser’

People working in the informal economy are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. They do not benefit from the financial reliefs provided to those formally employed, and face increased risks of falling ill or into debt traps. In our latest video produced in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies, researchers Keetie Roelen, Max Gallien, and Phil…

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May 2020
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ICTD welcomes new Research Interns

We are delighted to welcome Ruvimbo Chidziva and Soukayna Remmal, who joined our team earlier this month as Research Interns based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto (UofT). Ruvimbo Chidziva Ruvimbo is currently pursuing her Master of Global Affairs at the Munk School. She has a…

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April 2020
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Event summary and resources: Covid-19 and the informal economy

On April 16th, ICTD Research Fellows Max Gallien and Vanessa van den Boogaard hosted a virtual roundtable on Covid-19 and the informal economy. The event was attended by over 200 participants from around the world via Zoom and YouTube. Participants included researchers, academics, policymakers, and representatives of civil society and advocacy organisations. Max and Vanessa…

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April 2020
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Call for proposals: Informality, Tax, and the State

While international donors and policymakers have increasingly paid attention to the role of taxation in sustainable development, our understanding of taxation has largely been limited to thinking about formal taxes, sectors, and institutions. The ICTD’s research programme on Informality, Tax, and the State seeks to support research on the relationship between informality and taxation. Informal…

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16 April 2020
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COVID-19 and the Informal Economy: Responses, Relief, and Research

Read the summary of this event, and see the speakers’ presentations here.  As the world grapples with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable workers in the informal sector in the global south have been hit hard. As vendors working in close quarters and or as frontline care-workers in households, many are particularly vulnerable to…

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April 2020
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ICTD welcomes new Research Fellow Giovanni Occhiali

We are pleased to welcome Dr Giovanni Occhiali, who joined our team last month as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. Giovanni is a Development Economist with a PhD from the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, and outside the field of taxation, his main interests are energy economics…

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April 2020
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ICTD analyses global corporate tax negotiations

Since the start of 2019, global discussions on corporate tax reform have proceeded under the auspices of the OECD and the G20. In October, the OECD secretariat published its “unified proposed” under Pillar One, aimed at providing a framework for a global redistribution of taxing rights. This proposal has been endorsed by both the OECD’s…

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March 2020
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ICTD’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the unprecedented challenges and risks posed by the global spread of COVID-19, the ICTD – like other international research organisations – has been working to establish new ways of working for our own staff, and to review the implications of the crisis for the projects that we fund. ICTD staff All our core staff are now working from home,…

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March 2020
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Call for research proposals: Tax and development in South Asia

The ICTD has successfully built up a large and effective policy-oriented research programme related to tax and development in sub-Saharan Africa. We now have resources to extend our activities to South Asia. We are therefore calling for new research proposals on tax and development in South Asia. We are open to high quality proposals on…

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March 2020
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ICTD’s Wilson Prichard presents at virtual #DIYCSAE conference

The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) Conference 2020 is an annual event with a broad focus on issues that are relevant for the economic development in Africa. Despite being cancelled this year following the COVID-19 outbreak, the conference has gone virtual and is being recreated on Twitter with the hashtag #DIYCSAE. The…

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February 2020
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ICTD hosts Ronald Waiswa and Michael Falade as Visiting Fellows at IDS

The ICTD is delighted to have hosted Ronald Waiswa and Michael Falade as Visiting Fellows at the Institute of Development Studies. Ronald Waiswa is a Research and Policy Analysis Supervisor at the Uganda Revenue Authority and has previously collaborated with the ICTD on ground-breaking research on taxing wealthy individuals and public sector agencies in Uganda….

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February 2020
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ICTD welcomes new team members

We’re delighted to welcome four new members to our team this month! James Murdoch James is an alumnus of the Institute of Development Studies, where he completed his master’s in Development Studies in 2014. Before joining the ICTD, James was the Global Operations Manager of the Youth Career Initiative. He was also the CEO of…

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