A review of IGC research for the Uganda revenue authority

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Taxation plays a critical dual function in fostering economic growth. Not only are tax revenues critical to fund growth-enhancing public infrastructure and services; tax policy and administration also plays a key role in directing productive and sustainable economic activity.

As Uganda strives to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and global recession, these roles have become more important than ever.

However, achieving these goals is not automatic – rigorous research is critical in informing effective tax policy and administration.

Recognising the critical importance of economic research, the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)’s Research, Planning and Development Department (RPD) is working closely with the International Growth Centre (IGC) on a number of research projects to inform tax policy and administration in Uganda. This online seminar aims at sharing and discussing findings from ongoing research projects conducted jointly by URA and IGC.