Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Prof. Odd-Helge Fjeldstad is Extraordinary Professor at the African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, (ATI); Research Director of the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD); and Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) where he coordinates the research group on tax and public finance management.

He has more than 25 years of experience from research and policy analysis in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Middle East.

Fjeldstad has also published widely, both scholarly and policy-oriented, authoring several dozen articles and book chapters on tax reform, revenue administration, tax compliance and evasion, fiscal corruption, capital flight, local government taxation and intergovernmental fiscal relations.

Fjeldstad’s work has involved long-term collaboration with research institutions in Angola, Namibia, Palestine, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. He has been advisor for African Governments on public financial management, and has worked as consultant for bilateral and multilateral development organisations, including ATAF, DFID, Norad, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OECD, IFC and the World Bank.

He has extensive experience in research management and has served as director of major multidisciplinary research and training programmes, including the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4) and the Taxation, Aid and Democracy programme (TAD). Currently, he is joint-director of the five year (2014-19) programme “Tanzania as a Future Petro-State: Prospects and Challenges” (TAN-FUPEST), and coordinator of the three year (2014-17) research project “Taxation, Institutions and Participation (TIP): The Dynamics of Capital Flight from Africa” (TIP).

Works by this author

What Have We Learned About Tax Compliance in Africa?

Business People's Views of Paying Taxes in Ethiopia

People’s Views of Taxation in Africa: A Review of Research on Determinants of Tax Compliance

Local Government Revenue Mobilization in Anglophone Africa

Local Government Finances and Financial Management in Tanzania Empirical Evidence of Trends 2000 - 2007

Local Government Finances and Financial Management in Tanzania Empirical Evidence of Trends 2000-2007

Planning in Local Government Authorities in Tanzania : Bottom Up Meets Top Down

Maybe We Should Pay Tax After All? Citizens Changing Views on Taxation in Tanzania

Outsourcing Revenue Collection to Private Agents: Experiences from Local Authorities in Tanzania

Disparities Exist in Citizen's Perceptions of Service Delivery by Local Government Authorities in Tanzania

Changes in Citizens' Perceptions of the Local Taxation System in Tanzania

Citizens Demand Tougher Action on Corruption in Tanzania

Local Government Reform in Tanzania, 2002-2005: Summary of Research Findings on Governance, Finance and Service Delivery

To Pay or Not to Pay? Citizens' Views on Taxation by Local Authorities in Tanzania

New Challenges for Local Government Revenue Enhancement

Trust in Public Finance : Citizens Views on Taxation by Local Authorities in Tanzania

Local Government Finances and Financial Management in Tanzania Observations from Six Councils, 2000-2003