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- Document2018Fiscal deficit is the core issue of most of the developing countries over the past several decades. The reason behind the large increase in fiscal imbalance is the rapid expansion in expenditure and low revenue collection. Hence, efficient tax system is crucial for these countries.News28 Mar 2018: A new project from the Institute of Development Studies is looking for examples of where people are empowered to have their say in their economic future, whether in economic policymaking or grassroots economic alternatives – can you help?DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Food fortification is a popular strategy for addressing ‘hidden hunger’, and staple foods are seen as promising if unproven vehicles for the delivery of essential micronutrients to the poor in developing countries. This paper examines wheat flour fortification with iron in Pakistan as a case of technocratic optimism in the face of institutional constraints.OrganisationThe Ethiopian Tax Research Network (ETRN) was launched in September 2017.DocumentTaylor and Francis Group, 2016The relation between aid and taxation is largely contested in the literature. On the one hand, aid may act as a substitute for tax revenue and thus have a crowding-out effect. It can also have a detrimental effect on domestic tax institutions.News27 Mar 2018: Following on from the successful first round of GODAN Action's free e-learning course on Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition, our friends at GODAN Action are pleased to re-open the applications for the second round.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2005In 1991 the Ethiopian Revolution Democratic Front (EPRDF) toppled the old ‘socialist’ regime that had ruled the country for seventeen years. In contrast to the previous policy regime of hard control, EPRDF initiated a wide range of reforms that covered not only the tax system but also the exchange rate, interest rates, trade, domestic production and distribution.DocumentInternational Centre for Tax and Development, 2016This paper computes and analyses the tax burden on Ethiopian corporations, measured by the average effective tax rate (ETR) on their profit. Our strongest result regards the relation between tax burdens and firm size. We find a statistically significant U-shaped relation between ETR and size.DocumentTaylor and Francis Group, 2017This article explores the fiscal effects of aid in Ethiopia using the Cointegrated Vector Auto-Regressive (CVAR) methodology to model complex long-run and short-run dynamics. This article uses national data for 1961–2010, including a measure of aid capturing flows through the budget as measured by the recipient.Document
Linking taxation and social protection: evidence on redistribution and poverty reduction in EthiopiaInternational Centre for Tax and Development, 2016The reduction of poverty, and more recently inequality, are pressing concerns in many lowand middle-income countries, not in the least as a result of the Sustainable Development Goals committing countries to significant improvements by 2030. Redistribution is important for reaching these goals, and is shaped by countries’ tax and welfare systems.