Welcome to the ICTD

We are a research network improving the quality of tax policy and administration in sub-Saharan Africa. 

We collaboratively generate policy-relevant research and build African research capacity in the area of taxation. 

News and events

19 September 2018 -
Book Launch – Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development

The Royal African Society is hosting a launch of our newly published book Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development, the latest in the African Arguments Series. The event will be held at SOAS in London. Register for the event via Eventbrite here.  Taxation has been seen as the domain of charisma-free accountants, lawyers and number…

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24 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
Past Event
Research Methods Workshop held in Addis Ababa

In partnership with the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA), the ICTD hosted its third annual workshop on research methods and dissemination. The 19 participants were selected based on their submission of either a draft research paper or a detailed proposal for research on a tax and development issue. The participants represented several African countries:…

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18 July 2018 -
Past Event
Second ETRN seminar on tax compliance in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Tax Research Network invites all to attend its second seminar, hosted at the Ethiopian Civil Service University (ECSU). The first speaker will be Dr Lemessa Bayissa, who will present “Towards Integrating Antecedents of Voluntary Tax Compliance.” The second speaker, Dr Azime Adem, will present on “Tax Compliance Attitudes of Rural Farmers in Ethiopia“….

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We are open to receiving research ideas, especially from African researchers, tax officials, and tax policymakers. If you have a research idea you think we might be interested in collaborating on, we have some guidance on how to write a proposal and our process for funding research projects.

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We run workshops and short courses on tax and development issues and research methods and dissemination. We also offer tailored trainings.

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