The theme of the Nigerian Tax Research Network launch event is "Revenue Beyond Oil Reliance." The CEO of the ICTD Professor Mick Moore will open the proceedings, and the keynote address will be delivered by the NTRN Chair Ifueko Omoigui Okauru (former FIRS Chairman), who will speak about the challenges of raising tax revenues in Nigeria and the crucial role of research. All who are interested in tax issues in Nigeria are invited to attend (free) the official launch programme on the morning of the 12th.
The NTRN is is dedicated to enhancing the generation and exchange of tax knowledge in Nigeria. It is concerned with all topics related to taxation, ranging from tax policy to tax administration, and from academic papers to practical case studies.NTRN stakeholders consist of tax practitioners and researchers, as well as donors and civil society organisations working on tax issues in Nigeria.
The main objectives of the NTRN are to:
1) Provide a platform for knowledge exchange and evidence-based debate on tax issues through workshops, conferences, and publications.
2) Support the production of high-quality, policy-relevant research, especially that led and undertaken by Nigerian researchers, by providing funding and capacity development.
3) Facilitate coordination and complementarity between existing projects and actors active in the area of taxation in Nigeria.
The NTRN is supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and coordinated by the International Centre for Tax and Development: http://ictd.ac/network/ntrn