Vanessa is a Research Fellow with the International Centre for Taxation and Development (ICTD).
Dr Vanessa van den Boogaard is a Research Fellow based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in Toronto and leads the ICTD‘s research programme on informality and taxation with Max Gallien. She is a political scientist specializing in the politics of taxation and informal institutions and the political economy of development. She received her doctorate in Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation explored informal taxation and the state in Sierra Leone, and won the Vincent Lemieux prize recognizing the best PhD thesis in political science in Canada. Her current research primarily focuses on informal taxation and taxation of the informal economy in Sierra Leone, Ghana, the DRC, and Somalia.
Languages: English and French