International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)

The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) is a global policy research network, devoted to improving the quality of tax policy and administration in developing countries, with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa. It is led by Dr Wilson Prichard and funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The ICTD network at the 2019 annual meeting hosted by the Rwanda Revenue Authority in Kigali. Credit: S. Lenz

The ICTD’s primary objective is to provide 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. It does this by generating and disseminating research to policymakers and the public in order to broaden public debate on taxation issues in Africa. The ICTD also seeks to build the capacity of revenue authorities and academics in Africa to conduct research on tax issues through research collaboration and training.

Key ICTD research themes

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Giovanni Occhiali

Research Fellow

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Giulia Mascagni

IDS Research Fellow and ICTD Research Director

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Jalia Kangave

Research Fellow

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James Murdoch

Global Programme Manager

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Martin Hearson

Research Fellow

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Max Gallien

Research Fellow

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Mick Moore

Professorial Fellow

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Rhiannon McCluskey

Communications and Impact Manager

Recent work

Past Event

Ghana’s E-Levy: two months in, what do we know?

The Ghana E-Levy, implemented on 1 May 2022, is a hot and highly contentious topic in the country. As a research programme, DIGITAX seeks to better understand how the E-Levy came about, how it has been implemented, and what its impacts may be. The aim of this webinar is to begin a well-informed...

24 June 2022


New interactive site on taxing tobacco in West Africa

For more than 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 31 May as World No Tobacco Day, which aims to inform the public of the danger of using tobacco, the leading preventable cause of death in the world. On this day, we’re pleased to share with you our new website Taxing...

31 May 2022


Why is Sri Lanka in crisis?

Last week it was reported by the world’s largest credit rating agencies that Sri Lanka had defaulted on its national debt. This follows weeks of mounting protests by citizens against the Government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the country and its population of almost 23 million...

25 May 2022