The centre for tax analysis in developing countries

Overseas Development Institue Institue for Fiscal Studies

Our partnership in Ghana focuses on:

  • The provision of technical support on analysing key tax and benefit policy and administration issues;
  • The co-production of analytical tools and resources;
  • The development of skills and capacity for tax policy analysis and design within the MoF.

As a whole, the partnership seeks to improve the availability and uptake of evidence in the tax policymaking process in Ghana. This includes analysis of the impact of policy on revenues, poverty and inequality, economic efficiency, tax administration and compliance.

Thus far, our work in Ghana has delivered a bespoke tax and benefit microsimulation model (GHATAX) used in policy appraisal; manuals and templates for costing and appraising tax policy proposals; various short appraisals of proposed tax policy changes; training in tax policy design and evaluation; and digitised data collected from paper VAT and CIT returns.

Ongoing work builds on and extends many of these areas of work. In addition, we are collaborating on a comprehensive review of the structure of the country’s tax system and evaluating the role of policy and macroeconomic factors in customs revenue over time.


Review of corporate tax incentives for investment in low- and middle-income countries

Corporate income tax is an important source of revenue for many low- and middle-income countries....


IFS and Ghanaian Ministry of Finance disseminate their joint work

Researchers from IFS TaxDev were in Accra on 7th March 2018 for an event hosted by the Ghanaian Ministry of Finance (...


Analysts from Ghanaian Government visit IFS, HM Treasury and HMRC

Analysts from the Ghanaian Ministry of Finance (MoF) and Revenue Authority (GRA) have completed a two week visit to t...

Ghanian government analysts visit the IFS


TaxDev and Ghana’s Ministry of Finance organise four-day workshop with Ethiopian tax policymakers and administrators

Researchers from the DfID-funded Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TaxDev) at the IFS have completed t...


Deputy Minister of Finance for Ghana visits IFS

Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Finance, Kwaku Kwarteng, visited IFS on Friday 5 May 2017 to discuss our partnership and o...

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