Across Africa, the use of digital financial services (DFS) continues to grow, and an increasing number of countries are exploring how best to tax them. With this fluidity, stakeholders need up-to-date information on changes as they happen, as much as their history. ICTD’s DIGITAX Research Programme has launched a dynamic web portal – the DFS TaxMap – that tracks the evolution and variety of approaches to the taxation of DFS. This new portal marks a significant milestone in DIGITAX’s mission to empower our audience with comprehensive tax information. By providing a centralised platform on DFS taxes, we simplify the complex landscape of tax regulations, while at the same time enabling cross-comparisons. Our goal is to present facts and figures for effortless navigation through the intricacies of taxation.

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Awa Diouf

Awa is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the ICTD and an economist specialising in public finance in developing and transition countries. She holds a doctorate from the Université Clermont Auvergne in France, and the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), a think tank based in Senegal.

Hannelore Niesten

Hannelore Niesten is an ICTD consultant working as a Research Officer for the DIGITAX programme. Hannelore holds a PhD in Law from Maastricht University and Hasselt University (double degree), an LLM in Business and Finance law from George Washington University, Advanced Masters in Tax Law and Notary Law from the Catholic University of Louvain, and Masters in Globalization and Law, and European Law from Maastricht University.