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Rhiannon McCluskey - Research Uptake and Communications Manager

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Rhiannon McCluskey is a Research Communication and Uptake Officer with the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) and the Governance research cluster. Her research focuses on domestic resource mobilisation and social accountability in sub-Saharan Africa.

She has conducted research in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Kenya to investigate the effectiveness of donor initiatives to build capacity in international taxation. Rhiannon holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, and African Studies from the University of Toronto and an MA in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies.

Languages: English and French (fluent).

ICTD Publications

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The aim of this cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation is to strengthen their Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance Network's understanding, learning, and policy engagement in decentralised and democratic local governance.

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Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development (MAVC) is a four-year $45 million fund to support innovation, scaling-up, and research that will deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

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This project conducted a set of large-scale field experiments in Rwanda aiming to understand the determinants of tax compliance.

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IDS publications on international development research

The art of ‘bureaucraft’: Why and how bureaucrats respond to citizen voice

Despite the recent increase of empirical research and conceptual development in transparency and accountability, much of this has been on the side of citizen action, looking at why and how citizens mobilise around accountability demands and at what makes their actions successful. More details

This is the front cover of ICTD Summary Brief 8, Partnerships with African Revenue Authorities: Collaborating for Impactful Research

ICTD Partnerships with African Revenue Authorities: Collaborating for Impactful Research

ICTD Summary Brief 8 (2017)

This brief summarises the research projects conducted by the ICTD in partnership with each of the three revenue authorities and concludes with a set of principles for productive partnerships between researchers and practitioners in government agencies. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Africa’s First Large-Scale Tax Experiment: Researching Compliance in Rwanda

Administrative data is incredibly valuable for research on taxation for several reasons. More details

The Quest for Citizen-led Accountability: Looking into the state

This report highlights some key themes that are important in exploring the state side of the accountability equation. It shares insights from a workshop which brought together researchers, policy specialists and practitioners working in the field of accountable governance. More details

This is the front cover to IDS Policy Briefing 96, 'Building Tax Capacity in Developing Countries'.

Building Tax Capacity in Developing Countries

IDS Policy Briefing 96 (2015)

The agenda for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development suggests there will be less focus on aid, and more on how developing countries can generate their own financial resources for development. Governments will be urged to tax more effectively, and donors will be called upon to help build capacity in developing country tax administrations. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Governance; Politics and Power; Reducing Inequalities; Taxation.

Related Programmes and Centres:
International Centre for Taxation and Development (ICTD).

Geographic Expertise:
Kenya; Sierra Leone; Tanzania.