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May 2022
News
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Opportunity: Research project on property tax in Senegal

The Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI) is planning to conduct policy-oriented research into the reform of property taxation in Senegal, and we are looking for a researcher to join the project alongside Dr. Colette Nyirakamana, Research Lead for LoGRI. The research will have two overlapping but distinct goals. Understanding the broad politics of an ongoing…

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April 2022
News
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Announcing the Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI)

In 2017, the ICTD launched the Africa Property Tax Initiative (APTI) to support efforts to strengthen property taxation across Africa. Building on the success of that work, we are excited to announce the transformation of the APTI into the Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI), which will expand and extend the pioneering work of the APTI….

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April 2022
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Recruiting a Technical Lead for the Local Government Revenue Initiative

The Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI) is recruiting a Technical Lead. The lead technical expert within the LoGRI team will be responsible for leading the provision of technical expertise and support to government partners and the development of technical tools and resources to support reform programs. To ensure a broad, inclusive and well-designed search, we…

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5 April 2022
Past Event
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Property tax – Approaches, Successes and Challenges of Property Tax Reforms for Subnational Domestic Resource Mobilisation

The ICTD’s Executive Director Dr Wilson Prichard and Researcher Dr Colette Nyirakamana will be speaking at an upcoming webinar on property taxes organized by the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment in collaboration with the German Cooperation. The event, “Property tax – Approaches, Successes and Challenges of Property Tax Reforms for Subnational Domestic Resource…

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March 2022
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Seeking Senior Researcher/Zambia Country Expert

Closing date for applications is Monday, 21st March 2022 Background In the context of broader Zambian decentralisation efforts, the Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI) is conducting a diagnostic assessment and a pilot project. This initial project aims to identify potential challenges and priorities for property tax reform in the country, and to determine the feasibility…

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30 June 2021
Past Event
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Webinar: Strengthening Intergovernmental Collaboration for Effective Property Taxation

Unlike most sources of local revenue, responsibility for the different aspects of property tax administration in Africa is often split between central and local authorities. In many countries, central governments have, since the colonial period, retained responsibility for land titling, maintaining the cadastre, and property valuation, while other aspects of rate-setting and property tax collection…

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26 May 2021
Past Event
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Webinar: Information Technology for Property Taxation – Strategies for Effective Design and Implementation 

Information technology (IT) holds great potential for improving property taxation: it can help accelerate property identification, digitalise and automate aspects of property valuation, facilitate payments by taxpayers, improve transparency, and strengthen data management.  In practice however, the impact of new IT tools frequently underperforms relative to this potential – or fails altogether. This is often due to factors including unnecessarily complex or incompatible systems, poor customization to specific…

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19 May 2021
Past Event
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Opportunities and Challenges of Property Tax Reforms for Localising the Sustainable Development Goals

The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI), the Development Partners Network on Decentralisation & Local Governance (DeLoG) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) cordially invite you to the jointly organised next webinar of the series on the role of subnational domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) for public service delivery. Background The benefits of DRM reforms at…

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April 2021
News
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Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Local Government Revenue Initiative

Closing date for applications: May 25, 2021 ICTD has secured new funding to launch the Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI), based on a broad vision for supporting more effective, equitable and accountable subnational revenue mobilisation. The LoGRI Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for the overall leadership and delivery of the new initiative, building on…

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24 March 2021
Past Event
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Effective Property Valuation for Tax Purposes: Balancing Precision and Equity

Property valuation is essential for effectively mobilising property tax revenue. While it may seem straightforward in theory, in practice multiple administrative, legal, political, and financial challenges continue to limit effective property valuation across Africa. Dominant valuation methods have significant trade-offs between precision and equity, and across the continent property registers are frequently out of date, incomplete, and inaccurate. This leads to inequitable tax burdens across property owners and low collection…

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October 2020
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ICTD participates in World Bank Tax Conference 2020
ICTD participates in World Bank Tax Conference

On September 24-25th, the World Bank held its second annual tax conference on the topic of taxing personal income and wealth in developing countries. The conference featured leading academics and practitioners from different regions and invited both to discuss innovative research ideas with high policy relevance. A major theme of the conference was property taxation….

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August 2019
News
Call for Research Proposals: African Property Tax Initiative (Closed)

Following renewed funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and DFID, the African Property Tax Initiative (APTI) is pleased to announce a second call for proposals for research projects on property taxation that are of a high academic standard and relevant to policy and practice. We are calling for proposals on APTI’s six core…

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