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Call for Proposals: Gender and Tax in Africa (Closed)


The Call for Proposals for research projects on gender and tax  is currently closed. We aim to open a new call in late 2022. For any further questions, partnerships or collaborations, please get in touch with Vanessa van den Boogaard.


The ICTD is calling for research proposals on Gender and Tax in Africa. We are seeking empirical research that identifies the dimensions of and extent to which taxes affect men and women differently. Statistical evidence of these differences is thus important. While we are open to high quality proposals on any dimension of the topic of gender and tax, we particularly welcome proposals that address the following questions:

  1. What are the actual experiences of women and similarly-placed men with taxation and tax administration at the national and subnational level? Specifically, what are the experiences of small business owners?
  2. How and through what mechanisms does the presence of women in tax administration affect the ways in which taxes are collected and the performance of revenue authorities?
  3. Through what channels do women and men in the informal sector engage with the tax system? In particular, what role do associations play in tax bargaining with the state?

We welcome proposals from researchers of all disciplines. We particularly welcome proposals from African researchers or teams that include collaboration between international and African researchers, which will also help to build the research capacity in Africa.

Image credit: © Rhiannon McCluskey / ICTD