07 Jul 2020: In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, cash-strapped governments across Africa will be looking for ways to fill revenue gaps. Having long faced challenges in taxing large multinational corporations and significant informal economic activities, they may be tempted to raise much-needed revenue relatively easily by imposing taxes on rapidly growing digital financial services, particularly mobile money. However, increasing mobile money usage across the continent has the potential to expand financial inclusion.
07 Aug 2019: Following renewed funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and DFID, the African Property Tax Initiative (APTI) is pleased to announce a second call for proposals for research projects on property taxation that are of a high academic standard and relevant to policy and practice.
We are calling for proposals on APTI’s six core themes:
07 Sep 2018: Africa is the fastest urbanising continent on the planet. In order to provide citizens with adequate public goods and services and invest in the required infrastructure, African cities need sufficient and sustainable revenues.
T. Cantens, G. Raballand / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2017
Africa, and especially the Sahel, has experienced frequent recurrences of armed conflicts and terrorist acts in the last decade. This paper is based on six field studies, in Chad, Mali, Sudan, Tunisia, Libya and the Central African Republic.