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15 July 2020
Past Event
The Covid-19 crisis facing informal workers – what can be done?

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the health and economies of countries all over the world. Some of the hardest hit have been low-income informal sector workers.  This event will discuss the impacts the global pandemic has had so far, how they can be mitigated and the longer-term implications for the informal sector.  And…

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19 June 2020
Past Event
Online Workshop: Covid-19 and Developing Countries

Public Policies, Institutions and Developing Countries: What are the strategic challenges to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic?  Register to attend here. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the health and social fabric of society, and the economy of countries across the globe. All countries to date have reported Covid-19 infected…

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June 2020
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Protest for MPs to pay their taxes in Uganda
Call for research proposals: Tax and civil society (Closed)

Context Civil society can play an influential role in achieving more equitable taxation—in terms of how revenue is collected and how it is spent—through advocating for fairer and more equitable tax systems and strengthening the ability of taxpayers to hold governments to account. Despite this, significant challenges to effective civil society action exist, and little…

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June 2020
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Our new resource page on tobacco taxation

May 31st was World No Tobacco Day. Every year, tobacco use causes more than 8 million deaths globally, and 80% of the world’s smokers live in low- and middle-income countries. The costs of tobacco are high in terms of the negative impacts on public health and the economy. Increasing taxes on tobacco is the most…

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May 2020
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Announcing Dr Wilson Prichard as our new CEO

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Wilson Prichard is now the CEO of the ICTD. He takes over the role from Professor Mick Moore, who was the founding CEO of the Centre, and has led its research and growth since 2010. The two have worked closely for many years. Will completed both his…

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15 June 2020
Past Event
Mick Moore to give WIDER Webinar on Covid-19 and Tax in Africa

On June 15th, the ICTD’s founder and Senior Fellow Professor Mick Moore (pictured on the left) will be giving a webinar in a new series hosted by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). He will be speaking about post-pandemic public revenue mobilisation in Africa, and will be joined by discussant…

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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 (Closed)

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
Past Event
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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