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Where the gap lay: Presumptive income tax assessment for small and micro enterprises in Addis Ababa city administrationInternational Centre for Tax and Development, 2019This study is focused on the presumptive tax reassessment of small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Addis Ababa City Administration that took place in 2017. The reassessment process was based on average daily revenue estimates calculated by teams of assessors and validated by a series of committees.DocumentInternational Centre for Tax and Development, 2018This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD Working Paper 82 by Giulia Mascagni, Andualem Mengistu, and Firew Woldeyes.DocumentInternational Centre for Tax and Development, 2019Public finance theory suggests that property tax is an ideal local tax. But it’s also a ‘data-hungry’ tax, making it difficult and costly to administer properly— especially at the local government level where capacity, skills and resources are often lacking.Document
Local government property tax administration and collaboration with central government: Case studies from KenyaInternational Centre for Tax and Development, 2019Document
Local government property tax administration and collaboration with central government: case studies of Kiambu, Laikipia and Machakos Counties, KenyaInternational Centre for Tax and Development, 2019Property taxes are a major source of revenue at sub-national levels in most countries, but their administration is complex, and in most cases the process involves both national and sub-national governments. In Kenya, county governments have legislative authority to levy property taxes and the responsibility to finance some of the cost of the services they provide.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2019The last few decades have seen tremendous progress in improving the lives and livelihoods of people around the world. In almost all sectors of development, Bangladesh has done enviously well. One of the important change agents in this impressive development has been non-governmental organisations (NGOs).Document
Regional research–policy partnerships for health equity and inclusive development: reflections on opportunities and challenges from a southern African perspectiveInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2019This article critically reflects on the experience and lessons from a health-focused social policy research project (PRARI) involving a partnership spanning multiple countries across southern Africa and Europe. It asks what factors condition the efficacy of the partnership–policy nexus.Document
Fundamental challenges in academic–government partnership in conflict research in the pastoral lowlands of EthiopiaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2019The Ethiopian government continuously calls for policy-relevant research. However, this admission of policy challenges and attempts to fill the gap cannot ignore the political economy and power dynamics in Ethiopia.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2019This article draws on learning from the YOUR World Research project in Ethiopia and Nepal, which uses the socioecological Change‑scape framework to understand how participants in research need to be understood within a landscape of changing institutional, environmental, and political contexts.Document
Exploring partnerships between academia and disabled persons’ organisations: Lessons learned from collaborative research in AfricaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2019In this article, we discuss how our academic research on disability and international development in five African countries has benefited hugely from active collaboration with advocates, practitioners, and policymakers, ultimately ensuring that research evidence is used to inform policy and practice.