Tax and Public Finance

Improved taxation is a key for developing countries to escape from aid or singular natural resource dependency.

Completed projects

Jul 2017 - Mar 2018

Taxation in fragile states

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Research Professor, Coordinator: Tax and Public Finance

Merima Ali

Senior Researcher

Jan Isaksen

Emeritus

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

Associated Senior Researcher

Aslak Jangård Orre

Senior Researcher

Arne Wiig

Senior Researcher

Building welfare

Improved taxation is a key for developing countries to escape from aid or singular natural resource dependency.

We study how governments in poor countries can raise financial resources in ways that enhance their effectiveness and political legitimacy. Through high
quality, practically-oriented political economy research and communication activities, our research has informed reform agendas and policy debates on tax reforms in developing countries for decades.

We provide both empirical and theoretical insights and policy recommendations to governments, development agencies, private enterprises and civil society.

Our research and evaluation expertise:

  • Taxation and governance
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax reform in natural resource rich countries
  • Sub-national and informal sector taxation
  • Intra-governmental fiscal relations
  • International taxation and capital flows
  • Tax and SDGs

CMI Expertise Tax