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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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March 2020
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We’re recruiting for two posts for the new DIGITAX Programme

The ICTD is seeking a Lead Researcher and a Policy and Engagement Consultant to work together on a new and exciting 3-year research and capacity building programme. The DIGITAX programme will focus on tax in relation to digital financial services, and their use, as well as digital ID infrastructure, in enabling low-income countries to more efficiently and equitably raise tax…

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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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January 2020
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Taxing Africa listed by Foreign Affairs as one of the best books in 2019

Our book, Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform, and Development by Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard, and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, was recently listed as one of the three best books on Africa in 2019 by Foreign Affairs. The book offers a fascinating insight into the key issues facing policy makers, tax collectors, civil society activists and donors working to…

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December 2019
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ICTD recruiting Research Fellow & Lead Researcher for DIGITAX programme

ICTD is seeking a Lead Researcher for our new three-year research programme funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate (a) the consequences of alternative methods of taxing digital financial services (DFS) in low income countries and (b) how DFS platforms, the use of digital ID, and technology more broadly, can contribute effectively…

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December 2019
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Researchers and policymakers gather to discuss tax and technology in Nigeria

On December 5 and 6th, members and stakeholders of the Nigerian Tax Research Network are gathered in Abuja for the Network’s third annual meeting on the theme “Revenue challenges online and offline: Bridging the digital divide in an analogue economy.” The theme of the meeting touches on several important issues. First is the ongoing work…

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5 December 2019 - 6 December 2019
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Nigerian Tax Research Network: Third Annual Meeting

The Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN) is pleased to invite members to it’s 2019 meeting on December 5th and 6th at the FIRS Training School in Abuja. This event is hosted in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The conference seeks to bring together stakeholders and showcase the best current research on the pressing challenges of taxation and revenue in…

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21 November 2019
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Billions from Betel Nut? Taxation, Growth and Governance

Join the final Toktok Bilong Strongim Nesen discussion series event for 2019 in a fascinating public discussion themed ‘Billions from Betel Nut? Taxation, Growth and Governance’. It will be held at the University of Papua New Guinea on Thursday 21 November, commencing at 2pm PGT, with opening remarks by the Australian High Commissioner to PNG,…

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November 2019
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Researchers and policymakers to discuss reforms to Ethiopia’s tax system on Monday

Press Release The Ethiopian government recently unveiled an ambitious “Homegrown Economic Reform” agenda, which, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said, “aims to propel Ethiopia into becoming the African icon of prosperity by 2030.” One of the agenda’s priorities is increasing domestic resource mobilisation to finance sustainable development. Although the Ethiopian government has undertaken several reforms…

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November 2019
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Tax Notes Talk Podcast: Digitalisation and Developing Countries

David Stewart interviewed ICTD Research Fellow Martin Hearson for the Tax Notes Talk Podcast. The two discussed how the OECD’s work on the taxation of the digital economy affects developing countries, and how they have reacted to the OECD Secretariat’s “Unified Approach under Pillar 1” proposal. Listen to the episode here. Forbes subsequently published the podcast…

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