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Conference on new tax instruments

In collaboration with the World Bank, this conference will bring together leading researchers and policy makers to discuss recent research on new tax instruments, including carbon taxes and...

30th September 2021

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TaxDev researchers give presentation on the impact of COVID-19 at CTRPFP's annual training workshop

As part of the Centre for Training and Research in Public Finance and Policy's (CTRPFP) annual Training Workshop on Public Finance and Tax...

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Conference on taxing personal income and wealth in developing countries

Together with the World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Skatteforsk), Columbia University, OTPR - Office of Tax Policy Research and University of Mic...

24th September 2020

Conference

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How does lockdown affect firms in developing countries?

The Covid-19 pandemic is generating a vast shock to both the supply and demand for goods and services (...

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TaxDev supports mid-year budget preparations in Ghana

In June and July 2020 IFS researchers provided support to the Tax Policy Unit (TPU) in analysing various policy proposals ahead of Ghana’s annual mid-year budget event....

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TaxDev supports tax policy responses to COVID-19 in Ethiopia

Between March and June 2020, TaxDev researchers provided support to the Tax Policy Directorate (TPD) at the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance to identify potential fiscal policy respo...

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Rwanda publishes its second tax expenditure report

Rwanda’s tax expenditure report for 2018/19 was completed and ...

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TaxDev researchers deliver presentations on tax policy responses to COVID-19, in collaboration with the OECD and regional tax associations

In April, May and June 2020, TaxDev researchers David Phillips and Iain Steel participated in a series of virtual seminars in collaboration with the OECD, regional associations of tax a...

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TaxDev supports Rwanda in its response to COVID-19

TaxDev helped inform the policy actions taken by Rwanda in immediate response to COVID-19 in April...

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Using administrative tax data to understand the implications of COVID-19 (coronavirus) for formal firms

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and associated containment measures are expected to cause far-reaching damage to economies around the world....

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The tax policy response to coronavirus should aim at providing targeted support not broad-based stimulus, at least for now – and especially in low- and middle-income countries

The coronavirus pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis....

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Ghanaian officials visit IFS

Six officials from Ghana's Ministry of Finance and the Ghana Revenue Authority visited IFS for six days in January and February 2020....

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Four expert views on the future of tax for development

With ten years to go to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), attention is on mobilising domestic revenue to support governments in providing effective public services....

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The quest for a simpler and more efficient Goods and Services Tax

In the context of disappointing revenue figures – which were down 5% year-on-year in October – the Government of India has constituted a high-level committee to suggest reforms to the Goods and Ser...

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Lucie Gadenne features on Trade Talks podcast

TaxDev Research Fellow Lucie Gadenne joined Soumaya Keynes and Chad P....

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TaxDev team delivers training in Addis Ababa

Tom Harris and David Phillips from the TaxDev team delivered two successful sets of training to partners from the Tax Policy Directorate (TPD) in the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance...

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TaxDev funding renewed

The Department for International Development (DFID) has renewed funding for the Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TaxDev) until November 2022....

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Do tax systems distort firm-to-firm trade?

In this video, TaxDev Research Fellow Lucie Gadenne discusses research investigating the effects of tax policy on supplier networks in India. ...

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New paper looks at ration shops in low and middle income countries

Ration shops allow households to purchase limited quantities of certain goods at subsidised prices, and are used by governments in a numbre of low and middle income countries....

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TaxDev meets with Tajiki delegation

In the UK, the IFS plays a leading role in informing the public debate and scrutinising government and opposition tax and spending policy decisions and proposals....

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IFS researcher delivers skills training with civil servants from Ethiopia

India Keable-Elliott from the IFS's TaxDev recently delivered remote training on data management and analysis to partners at the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC)....

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Ghanaian civil servants learn how to use GHATAX microsimulation model

This week, Ghana's Ministry of Finance has organised and delivered a training  workshop for civil servants from the Ministry and the Revenue Authority on GHATAX, the microsimulation model built by ...

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Ross Warwick discusses the impact of VAT in low and middle income countries

As in many high-income countries, developing countries often exempt or apply reduced rates of VAT to food and other goods and services in an effort to limit the impacts of VAT on poorer households'...

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TaxDev helping improve tax policy analysis in Ghana

Our partners from the Ghanaian Ministry of Finance joined us in London for the TaxDev Policy Conference on March 23rd, where they prese...

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TaxDev policy conference

Governments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) need to raise sufficient tax revenues in order to invest in human and physical capital and expand social protection programmes....

23rd March 2018

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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 (MoF)....

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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 the London offices of the IFS....

Ghanian government analysts visit the IFS

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The role of evidence for tax policy and administration design

On 1st September of 2017, Laura Abramovsky spoke at HMRC's International Tax Training Programme, a flagship programme run by HMRC on behalf of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CA...

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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 their most recent trip to Ghana’s Ministry of Finance as part of our collaborativ...

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Improving tax policy and administration and tax policy-making in Ethiopia

Researchers from the Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TaxDev) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) are collaborating with the recently established Tax Policy Directorate (TPD) ...

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TaxDev research workshop: Business taxation in low- and middle-income countries

On 25th May 2017 The Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TaxDev) hosted a research workshop on the taxation of businesses in low- and middle-income countries, attended by ac...

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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 ongoing work programme with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Ghana Revenue A...

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A taxing challenge? Analysing and supporting tax policy design in low and middle income countries

Low income countries typically raise less than 20% of their GDP from taxation, and this affects their ability to invest in human capital and infrastructure, foster equitable growth and reduce pover...

27th March 2017

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