Showing 37-48 of 52 publications
January 2018

Taxation, Property Rights and the Social Contract in Lagos

Tom Goodfellow & Olly Owen

Major taxation reforms over the past decade have been interpreted as facilitating the transformation of Lagos from of a city seen as in permanent ‘crisis’ to a beacon of ‘megacity development’. Most attention has focused on Personal Income Taxation (PIT). Less attention has been devoted to another innovation – the property tax or Land Use…

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October 2017

Informal Taxation in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone: Taxpayers’ Experiences and Perceptions

Samuel Jibao, Wilson Prichard & Vanessa van den Boogaard

In low-income and post-conflict countries, and particularly in rural areas, citizens often pay a range of ‘taxes’ that differ substantially from statutory policies. These ‘informal taxes’, paid to a variety of state and non-state actors, are frequently overlooked in analyses of local systems of taxation. This is problematic, as it leads to misunderstandings of individual…

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January 2018

Improving International Tax Dispute Settlement

Sol Picciotto

This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD Working Paper 55 by Sol Picciotto. This series is aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. This paper examines: what international tax disputes are; the growth of such disputes; causes and solutions; and offers suggestions…

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The Corporate Tax Burden in Ethiopia: Evidence from Anonymised Tax Returns

Giulia Mascagni & Andualem Mengistu

This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD Working Paper 48 by Giulia Mascagni and Andualem Mengistu. This series is aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. This paper looks at the challenge faced by many low income countries of increasing tax revenue dramatically while minimising distortions…

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Taxation, Non-Tax Revenue and Democracy: New Evidence Using New Cross-Country Data

Wilson Prichard, Paola Salardi & Paul Segal

This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD Working Paper 23 by Wilson Prichard, Paola Salardi and Paul Segal. This series is aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. This paper finds support for the existence of a political resource curse It draws…

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Aid and Taxation: Exploring the Relationship Using New Data

Oliver Morrissey, Wilson Prichard & Samantha Torrance

This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD Working Paper 21 by Oliver Morrissey, Wilson Prichard and Samantha Torrance. This series is aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. This paper examines cross country evidence concerning the relationship between…

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The ICTD Government Revenue Dataset

Wilson Prichard, Alex Cobham & Andrew Goodall

This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD Working Paper 19 by Wilson Prichard, Alex Cobham and Andrew Goodall. This series is aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. We hope you enjoy it. This paper explains why existing sources of data on government revenue…

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Obstacles to Increasing Tax Revenues in Low Income Countries

Mick Moore

This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD Working Paper 15, by Mick Moore. This series is aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. We hope you enjoy it. This joint ICTD/UNRISD/SDC paper asks why governments of low-income countries do not raise more tax revenue,…

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February 2014

Revenue Reform and Statebuilding in Anglophone Africa

Mick Moore

We are pleased to present the seventh in our publication series, ICTD Research in Brief – two-page summaries of our working papers edited to capture the main policy messages and aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. We hope you enjoy it….

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February 2014

Taxation and Livelihoods: A Review of the Evidence from Fragile and Conflict-Affected Rural Areas

Oliver Lough, Richard Mallett & Paul Harvey

We are pleased to present the sixth in our publication series, ICTD Research in Brief – two-pagesummaries of our working papers edited to capture the main policy messages and aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. We hope you enjoy it. This issue investigates the neglected topic…

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October 2013

Local Government Revenue Mobilisation in Anglophone Africa

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad & Kari Heggstad

Many local governments in Africa have inadequate resources to deliver the services for which they are responsible. This paper examines opportunities and constraints to improving local revenue mobilisation by urban councils in anglophone Africa, including political and administrative constraints and factors affecting citizens’ compliance. It makes a number of recommendations for future policy research.

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