The International Centre for Taxation and Development (ICTD) is a 5 year research programme consortium that began in November 2010 and will end in March 2016. It is co-funded by Norad (the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) and DFID (the UK Department for International Development).
The programme will explore the links between taxation and good governance in developing countries with a regional focus on Anglophone and Francophone Africa. The resulting research will raise and intensify the debate about taxation globally amongst policy makers, practitioners, academia, the media and the general public. Our goal is to enable tax policy to be shaped with reference to evidence based research within developing countries and internationally; promoting accountable and responsive government, building state capacity and the state-citizen social contract and to encourage pro-poor equitable development.
Led by Chief Executive Officer Professor Mick Moore (Institute of Development Studies) and Research Directors Wilson Prichard (University of Toronto/IDS) and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (Chr. Michelsen Institute) the consortium is a partnership between IDS, CERDI, the Institute of Security Studies South Africa and the Chr. Michelsen Institute Bergen.
The ICTD is also associated with a wide range of organisations:
- African Tax Administrators Forum
- Action Aid
- Christian Aid
- Dept. of Politics, University of Toronto
- Dept. of Economics, University of Sussex
- Afrobarometer, Center for Democratic Development, Ghana
- BRAC Development Institute, Bangladesh
- South Asian Network on Economic Modelling (SANEM), Bangladesh
- Center for Economic Research and Capacity Building (CERCB), Sierra Leone
- National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India
- University of Oxford Centre for Business Taxation
- Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka
- Zambian Revenue Authority
- Faculty of Business and Economics, Addis Ababa University
- School of Economics, University of Nottingham
- Justice and Security Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID), University of Manchester
- Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, ODI