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

Research Uptake and Communications Manager

Recent work


Apply for the ICTD’s new ‘Research on Tax and Development’ course

The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), which is based at the Institute of Development Studies, is now accepting applications to the ‘Research on Tax and Development’ course. This course is part of the ICTD’s commitment to build research and analysis capacity on tax and...

15 June 2021

Impact Story

Collaborating to reform Freetown’s property tax system

Researchers from the IDS-based International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) worked with the city council of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown and the International Growth Centre to create a more equitable, efficient property tax system. Revenue potential has since increased fivefold,...

14 June 2021


Africa follows up the Biden proposals for international tax reforms

Sol Picciotto, a Senior Fellow from the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) analyses the politics and potential of recent proposals to reform global corporate tax rules and proposes a way forward. Proposals from the Biden administration have injected new life into the...

2 June 2021