The centre for tax analysis in developing countries

Overseas Development Institue Institue for Fiscal Studies

Our partnership in Rwanda focuses on:

  • Technical assistance with the formulation and analysis of tax policy options;
  • Strengthening the tax policymaking process, including supporting the development of tax policy competencies for evidence-based analysis; and
  • Co-production and on-job use of data, tools and models for tax policymaking.

The overarching aim is to help enhance the performance of the tax system for raising revenue efficiently and equitably in line with Rwanda’s growth and development objectives.

We work closely with Minecofin to support the identification, formulation and analysis of tax policy reform priorities. Our technical work, training and coaching support aims to strengthen the use of evidence in decision-making and build sustainable capacity within the institutions through the use of appropriate methods, data and tools.

We have already delivered analysis and modelling of several proposed policy changes, provided the corresponding training on policy options appraisal and revenue impact analysis and collaborated with Minecofin and RRA to develop and produce an annual tax expenditure report. From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to respond quickly to assist the government’s response with analysis of policy options to support businesses and individuals affected.

Our current and future work is focused on building the capacity of tax policy staff in Minecofin and RRA to analyse policy impacts, engage effectively with stakeholders and communicate evidence-based advice to ministers effectively to inform decision-making.

Publication

Personal income tax reforms and income inequality in African countries

This ODI working paper was published on ...

Blog

At a glance: Two decades of Employment Income Tax in Africa

This article was first published on ...

Blog

The devil in the detail? Eight lessons from tax expenditure reporting in Rwanda and Uganda

In recent years, ...

Tax expenditure reporting in Rwanda and Uganda: Challenges, practical guidance and lessons learnt

Tax expenditures (TEs) are used widely around the world....

News

Rwanda publishes its fourth tax expenditure report

In May 2022 the Government of Rwanda published its tax expenditure report for 2020/21....

News

Rwanda produces a Medium-Term Revenue Strategy

On Friday 13th May 2022, the Government of Rwanda approved its first Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS)....

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