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Vanessa van den Boogaard

Research Fellow

Vanessa is a Research Fellow with the International Centre for Taxation and Development (ICTD).

She is a Senior Research Associate at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and received her PhD from the University of Toronto.

Vanessa leads the ICTD’s new programme on civil society engagement in tax reform, and will co-lead the research programme on informal taxation with Max Gallien. She will also continue to be involved in ICTD’s research on gender and tax.

Languages: English and French



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.




Governance and Building Back Better

Positioning Paper

The pandemic is in many ways a crisis of governance. Its magnitude and mitigation are determined by the nature of policy responses and crisis management by leaders and governments, and existing socioeconomic inequality has led to a disproportionate impact on some groups.

30 September 2020

Vanessa van den Boogaard’s recent work



Our work seeks to ensure citizens are represented and governed fairly in a world of changing state authorities.  Through international partnerships and networks, we will seek to influence donors, research organisations, governments and civil society to promote social justice and good governance...