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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 Professor Mick Moore and funded by the UK Department for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Image: Former Commissioner General of the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority, Beker Shale, being interviewed by journalists at the ICTD Annual Meeting in 2016. Credit: R.McCluskey - IDS/ICTD
Former Commissioner General of the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority, Beker Shale, being interviewed by journalists at the ICTD Annual Meeting in 2016. Credit: R.McCluskey – IDS/ICTD

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.

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People

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Fabrizio Santoro

Research Officer

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Giulia Mascagni

Research Fellow

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Jalia Kangave

Research Fellow

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Mick Moore

Professorial Fellow

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Mustafa Roberts

Contracts and Compliance Manager

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Oliver Roy

Project Coordinator, International Centre for Tax and Development

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Rhiannon McCluskey

Research Uptake and Communications Manager

Recent work

Publication

Regulatory Burdens in Tax Administration and Firms’ Compliance Costs in Africa

Published by ICTD and IDS

This paper examines the effect of regulatory burdens related to tax administration on firms’ compliance costs in Africa. Using cross-country firm-level data, the results show that regulatory burdens related to tax administration significantly increase firms’ compliance costs compared to...

5 September 2018

Publication

Can ICTs Increase Tax? Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia

Published by ICTD and IDS

The widespread introduction of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digitalised data management systems is one of the most important developments among African tax administrations in recent years. However, very little evidence is available on their effectiveness in practice, and...

2 July 2018