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Tax administration data
Project workshop
Work-in-progress meeting on tax research collaboration in Zambia

As part of the Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project, a work-in progress meeting was held online between UNU-WIDER, Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research ( ZIPAR ) and...

12 October 2021
Online, Lusaka, Zambia
Past event
Understanding taxpayer behaviour better – New data research collaboration in Zambia Taxation Tax administration data Zambia
Technical Note
Total factor productivity in South African manufacturing firms 2010–17: CIT-IRP5 panel v4.0

We update Kreuser and Newman’s (2018) total factor productivity estimates for the South African manufacturing sector using administrative data from 2009–17. We use standard implementations of the Ackerberg et al...

Total factor productivity Administrative data Manufacturing firms
Tax data work in Tanzania presented at the Nordic Development Conference

Heikki Palviainen, Doctoral Researcher at the Tampere University , presented the collaborative research paper on the Effects of a Risk-based Approach to Tax Examinations in Tanzania , at the Nordic Development Conference ( NCDE ) on 16 June 2021...

16 June 2021
Online, Norway
Past event
Good intentions falling short – the case of pension-related tax expenditures in South Africa

Tax benefits to boost contributions into pension funds or pension-related tax expenditures (PTEs) are used widely by governments worldwide to address issues related to the aging of population and the sustainability of retirement systems...

Inequality Tax administration data Tax expenditures
Code development training for Tanzania Revenue authority

UNU-WIDER organized an online code development training workshop using the Stata statistical software for the Tanzania Revenue Authority ( TRA ) staff on 20 January 2021. The objective of the training was to build the technical capacity of the TRA...

20 January 2021
Online, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Working Paper
Do tax administrative interventions targeted at small businesses improve tax compliance and revenue collection?: Evidence from Ugandan administrative tax data

This paper conducts an impact evaluation of the effects of two tax administration interventions—a taxpayer register expansion and education programme, and a new electronic filing system for presumptive tax—on the number of small business ...

Tax administration Small business Tax compliance
Research Brief
Finding optimal solutions for efficient youth labour policies: What kind of firms employ young people in South Africa?

According to South Africa’s National Development Plan Vision 2030, serious action needs to be taken to reduce poverty and encourage economic growth...

Tax administration data Firm-level analysis Firm behaviour
Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons from Uganda

This project analyses administrative tax data in Uganda to provide knowledge for better policy-making with respect to mobilizing public revenue for inclusive economic development. The project conducts new, policy-relevant research based on the...

Tax administration data SDG17 Uganda
Book Chapter
Enhancing local content in Uganda

From the book: Mining for Change

Local content Oil and gas Tax administration data
Journal Article
Inequality, good governance, and endemic corruption

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

Corruption Tax administration data Governance
Working Paper
Tax research in South Africa

This framing paper has two main purposes. We first provide a brief survey of the economic literature on taxation in South Africa...

Taxation Tax administration data Tax incidence
Book Chapter
Industries without smokestacks in Uganda and Rwanda

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Economic growth Industry Firm size
Working Paper
Enhancing local content in Uganda’s oil and gas industry

This paper analyses policy options to promote local content in Uganda as it transitions into an oil-producing country...

Local content Oil and gas Tax administration data
Working Paper
Employer characteristics and youth employment outcomes in the formal sector in South Africa: Assessment using administrative tax data

Through the use of administrative tax data, this study attempts to identify the characteristics of firms that employ relatively large numbers of young people...

Tax administration data Firm-level analysis Firm behaviour
Working Paper
Inequality, good governance and endemic corruption

Can a society suffering contests between rich and poor achieve good governance in the face of endemic corruption? We examine a stylized poor state with weak institutions in which a ‘culture of evasion’ damages state authority...

Corruption Tax administration data Governance
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