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Fabrizio Santoro

Research Officer

Fabrizio is a Research Officer at IDS working with the International Centre for Tax and Development and a PhD student in Economics at the University of Sussex.

He also works as an external consultant for the University of Sussex and the Danish Refugee Council. Prior to joining IDS, Fabrizio worked as a Research Associate at Innovations for Poverty Action in Myanmar, as a Trainee at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, and with BRAC in Uganda.

He has field experience in Rwanda and Swaziland. His main area of work is taxation and public finance, with a strong focus on evaluation of public policy and data analysis.

Languages: Italian (native) and English (fluent)

ICTD Publications

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Connections and expertise

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Research themes of interest
Governance, Power and Participation
Geographical expertise
Rwanda Swaziland Uganda

Fabrizio Santoro’s recent work


Why is Tax Education Important for Compliance?

ICTD Research in Brief 23

This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD African Tax Administration paper 1 by Giulia Mascagni and Fabrizio Santoro. This series is aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. Knowledge about tax can...

21 August 2018

Working Paper

What is the Role of Taxpayer Education in Africa?

ICTD APTI Working Paper 1

This paper reviews existing initiatives on taxpayer education in Africa, an area that has been largely under-researched in the literature. We start by providing an overview of the wide variety of programmes that African revenue authorities have undertaken in this area, including both traditional...

1 April 2018