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Person

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

ICTD Senior Fellow

Prof Odd-Helge Fjeldstad is an economist working at CMI and a senior fellow at the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD).

His work focuses on public sector reforms, mainly related to taxation and revenue administration; including tax evasion, fiscal corruption, capital flight, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and local government tax reform. Fjeldstad has extensive experience from research and policy analysis in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Middle East.

He has also been advisor for several African governments on public financial management, and has worked as consultant for bilateral and multilateral development organisations, including DFID, Norad, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OECD, IFC and the World Bank.

Languages: English and Norweigan (fluent)

ICTD Publications

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Research

Centre

International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)

The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) provides research evidence that supports developing countries in raising domestic revenues equitably and sustainably, in a manner that is conducive to pro-poor economic growth and good governance.

Opinions

Publications

Working Paper

The Customer is King: Evidence on VAT Compliance in Tanzania

World Development 128

Value Added Tax (VAT) has emerged as one of the main modes of raising tax revenue worldwide, but has significantly underperformed as a revenue source in African countries. To improve compliance, Tanzania has introduced Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs), which automatically transmit information...

1 April 2020

Journal Article

Policy Implementation Under Stress: Central-Local Government Relations in Property Tax Administration in Tanzania

Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction;24.2

Purpose: Inter-organisational cooperation in revenue collection has received limited attention in the tax administration literature. Recent experiences from Tanzania offer a unique opportunity to examine opportunities and challenges facing such cooperation between central and local government...

15 January 2019