Research for Development and Justice

International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)

Thematic group:
Public Finance Management

Keywords: Taxation, tax reform, tax administration, local government, informal sector, aid, state building

Client/funder: DFID and Norad

Start date: Nov 2010 (Completed)

Project staff: Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Kari K. Heggstad, Charlotte Ringdal, Kristine Sevold, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen, Thor Olav Iversen, Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard, Adam Randon, Somon Rees, Yolanda Vamusse, Camilla Walsh

ICTD was established in November 2010 with financial support from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). 

The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) is a global policy research network dealing with the political economy of taxation policies and practices in developing countries , with a special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa.  Our long term objective is to contribute to development  by mobilising knowledge that will help make taxation policies more conducive to pro-poor economic growth and good governance. Our operational objectives are to generate and disseminate relevant knowledge to policymakers and to mobilise knowledge in ways that will widen and deepen public debate about taxation issues within poorer countries.

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Last update: January 2014


Tax builds countries: A window of opportunity for Angola
There is political will to strengthen the tax system in Angola. If properly designed and implemented, the new tax system can improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the public sector. One of the main challenges, however, will be to convince the citizens of Angola about the value of paying taxes. This will require not only reforms, but a major cultural shift.

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