Vanessa van den Boogaard

Vanessa van den Boogaard has a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto and is a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Tax and Development. She is an expert on non-state taxation and public finance, particularly in low-income and conflict-affected regions. 

Works by this author

Tax and Governance in the Context of Scares Revenues: Inefficient Tax Collection and its Implications in Rural West Africa

Beyond Greed: Why Armed Groups Tax

Taxing the Informal Economy is not a Silver Bullet for Financing Development - or the COVID-19 Recovery

Explaining Informal Taxation and Revenue Generation: Evidence from South-central

New evidence from Somalia points to effective ways to deliver public services in conflict-affected and fragile contexts

Co-financing Community-driven Development through Informal Taxation: Experimental Evidence from South-Central Somalia - Summary

Co-financing Community-driven Development through Informal Taxation: Experimental Evidence from South-Central Somalia

Strengthening Tax-accountability Links: Fiscal Transparency and Taxpayer Engagement in Ghana and Sierra Leone - Summary

Strengthening Tax-accountability Links: Fiscal Transparency and Taxpayer Engagement in Ghana and Sierra Leone

Gender and the Formal and Informal Systems of Local Public Finance in Sierra Leone

Norms, Networks, Power and Control: Understanding Informal Payments and Brokerage in Cross-border Trade in Sierra Leone

Informal Taxation in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone: Taxpayers’ Experiences and Perceptions

Norms, Power and the Socially Embedded Realities of Market Taxation in Northern Ghana