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Waziona Ligomeka

PhD student

Thesis title: “Analysis of tax compliance in Malawi” (preliminary)

Waziona has an in-depth knowledge of taxation, national budgeting, and trade issues in African countries having worked with the Ministry of Finance in Malawi as a Principal Economist and Special Assistant to the Secretary to the Treasury for over nine years.

While working in the Ministry of Finance, Waziona has led a number of studies on taxation such as the review of taxation of the gaming industry, Costs and benefits of tax incentives, and the evaluation of the tax refund scheme in Malawi.

He has a Masters in International Development Policy (Specializing in International Taxation) from Duke University in the USA and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Malawi. He started his PhD in September 2015, and he is working on research project on the factors that influence tax compliance in developing countries with particular focus on Malawi.



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.


Waziona Ligomeka’s recent work



The Governance research cluster identifies the following sub-themes of research to ensure citizens are represented and governed fairly in a world of changing state authorities. Taxation Understanding how taxation affects the quality of governance has implications for social justice,...