The Dynamics of Reform and Inter-institutional Collaboration in Senegal

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This project examines the dynamics of property tax reforms in Senegal through three distinct lenses: (1) the effectiveness of property identification and registration strategies and reforms, (2) the political economy of the reform, with an assessment of the political will and commitment to advance reforms and (3) the dynamics of collaboration between the actors involved in property tax administration as well as the impact of collaboration on property taxation. Data – interviews and documents – were collected during field research in Senegal to support the different research outputs. To the extent that strategies for reform resonate with experiences in other African countries where LoGRI is actively engaged, the data collected in Senegal is leveraged to produce comparative research outputs, fostering a broader understanding of reform strategies in lower income countries.


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Colette Nyirakamana

Research Lead

Dr. Colette Nyirakamana is Research Lead for the LoGRI program, and Senior Research Associate at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining LoGRI, Colette worked as program lead of the African Property Tax Initiative  (APTI) at the International Centre for Tax and Development, where she was in charge of supporting APTI-funded researchers, leading research projects, engaging with key stakeholders and advising governments in the design of property tax reform efforts. Her research focuses on local finances with particular emphasis on the institutional and political factors that create favourable and unfavourable conditions for effective revenue mobilization. She holds a doctoral degree in Comparative Public Policy from McMaster University in Canada


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Camille Barras

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Camille Barras is the Policy Lead for the Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI). Her areas of work and interest encompass public governance and administration, subnational governance, intergovernmental relations and state-society relations – and their connection with taxation. She is also interested in questions related to the effectiveness and evolution of international development as a field, in evidence generation and uptake as well as in research methods (quantitative, mixed, evaluation). She completed, in 2023, a PhD at the University of Cambridge, investigating the effects of decentralization on political attitudes and behaviours, and holds academic qualifications in political science, public policy and law. Previously, she worked during seven years at the intersection of practice and research, mainly in the international development sector across a variety of organizations and projects in West/North Africa, South/East Asia and Europe. Among others, she worked for a local governance project at UNDP, was a project manager for impact evaluations at the Center for Evaluation and Development and consulted for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.


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Marie-Reine Mukazayire

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Marie-Reine is a researcher and recent graduate from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. In her studies, she specialized in Global Development and Global Justice. She is interested in the ways sub-Saharan francophone African states can build capacity to ensure better service delivery while facilitating human-centric sustainable growth. 


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Wilson Prichard

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Dr Wilson Prichard is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and Department of Political Science, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Executive Director of the ICTD and Chair of the LoGRI program. His research focuses on the political economy of tax reform in lower-income countries and the relationship between taxation and citizen demands for improved governance in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa.  He is the authors of Taxation, Responsiveness and Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Dynamics of Tax Bargaining (Cambridge University Press, 2015), Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development (Zed Press, 2018) and Innovations in Tax Compliance: Building Trust, Navigating Politics and Tailoring Reform (World Bank, 2022), along with a range of academic articles.


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