September 20, 2017 - The Ethiopian Tax Research Network (ETRN) was officially launched today by the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, reports FBC. The Network comprises the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority, Ethiopian Civil Service University, Ethiopian Development Research Institute and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) as members.
The Network is aimed at supporting the exchange of tax knowledge in Ethiopia, with stakeholders including tax practitioners and researchers from Ethiopian and international organizations.
Mezgebu Ahma, Fiscal Policy Directorate Director at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation of Ethiopia said the network would have a significant contribution towards improving the country’s tax system.
Giulia Mascagni Research Director of the International Centre for Tax and Development the network help coordinate tax practitioners in the country and boost the country’s income from tax.