ICTD Welcomes New Research Proposals
The ICTD is now in a position to fund new research proposals on tax and development.
We welcome all proposals that are potentially policy-relevant and relate to either:
- Tax and development issues in sub-Saharan Africa, especially: property tax; informal/non-state taxation; tax compliance; the taxation of tobacco, agriculture, small (women’s) businesses and international economic transactions; equity and taxation; strengthening accountability in and through taxation; and the links between tax revenue and public services.
- The taxation of wealthy people (High net worth individuals) in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
- The implications of digitalisation for revenue raising and tax administration in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
We particularly welcome proposals from African researchers that will also help build tax research capacity in Africa, especially within tax administrations and ministries of finance.
There is no deadline, we are accepting proposals on a rolling basis. You can submit your initial proposal via this form. Research grants can be small or large, based on the scale of the project proposed and the research methodology. Research projects can also be long-term. See more information on the process for developing and submitting your research proposal here.
Please note: Our current process for funding research projects has been adapted to reflect the risks posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Proposals should ideally refer explicitly, even if briefly, to Covid-19 risks, and possible implications, in order to facilitate project review. Please see here to read our response in detail.