Tax and 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: Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Kari K. Heggstad, Charlotte Ringdal, Kristine Sevold, Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard, Adam Randon, 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.
Last update: June 2012
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.