The ICTD is pleased to welcome Roel Dom to the team.

Roel completed an MSc in Sociology and Economics at the University of Antwerp and an MSc in Development Studies at the London School of Economics. He then became an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellow, first acting as an economic advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Burundi, and later working with the Research Directorate of the Burundi Revenue Authority. When the crisis hit in 2015, he was transferred to South Sudan, where he assisted the Ministry of Finance in preparing for the establishment of a new revenue authority.

Following that, he undertook his Phd in Development Economics at the University of Nottingham, with his thesis focusing on the fiscal capacity of states across sub-Saharan Africa, including essays on revenue administration, accountability and economic sanctions. In parallel, he worked as a Doctoral Fellow with ODI’s Public Finance and Institutions programme. His research interests are primarily in the political and societal factors that affect governments’ fiscal capacity.

Roel is now based at the Institute of Development Studies, where he is also a member of the Governance Research Cluster.

Follow him on Twitter @Roel_Dom

Selected Publications

‘Semi-Autonomous Revenue Authorities in sub-Saharan Africa: Silver Bullet or White Elephant?’ in the Journal of Development Studies (2018) or see the ICTD Research in Brief version here.

and with Mark Miller ‘Reforming tax systems in the developing world: What can we learn from the past?’ ODI Report (2018)