Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TAXDEV)

The Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TAXDEV) at the IFS is a new initiative, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID), that aims to contribute to more effective tax policy making in developing countries through applied research and policy analysis and a focus on improving the analytical capacity of developing country governments.

The centre's work programme consists of two main components.

Find out more about TAXDEV and its programme of work.


A taxing challenge? Analysing and supporting tax policy design in low and middle income countries

Event | 15 March 2017

Low income countries typically raise less than 20% of their GDP from taxation, and this affects their ability to invest in human capital and infrastructure, foster equitable growth and reduce poverty. Domestic revenue mobilisation is gaining prominence in the international debate about economic development, however, and is vital to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

At an event on 15 March 2017 IFS researchers will introduce TAXDEV’s programme of research and analysis. 

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Ghanaian tax officials visit IFS

News | 9 June 2016

As part of a new collaboration on tax policy analysis and capacity building between the IFS, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Ghana Ministry of Finance (MOF), Mr Charles Addae (the Assistant Commissioner for Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting at the GRA), Mr Seth Akuffo (Reseacher at the Tax Policy Unit, MOF) and colleagues visited the IFS.

Ghanaian officials visit IFS

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