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 any dimension of the topic, and from any social science discipline.

However, we particularly welcome proposals that:

  1. Address issues of equity in revenue raising.
  2. Are based on strong collaboration between researchers and the staff of revenue-collecting agencies.
  3. Contribute visibly to building research capacity in South Asia.

We also welcome proposals from researchers and officials within tax administrations that will help build research capacity and foster collaborations with external scholars.