Ethiopian Tax Research Network: Third Annual Meeting

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Capital Hotel and Spa

22 Mazoria, Haile G/Silassie Avenue

Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa


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Ethiopian Tax Research Network is holding its third annual meeting in Addis Ababa

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All individuals with an interest in taxation in Ethiopia are invited to attend the third annual meeting of the ETRN. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 18th from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa.

Dr Lemma Gudissa, the Academic Vice President of the Ethiopian Civil Service University, will open the meeting. Mr. Pascal Ruganintwali, the Commissioner General of the Rwanda Revenue Authority, will deliver the keynote speech. Mr. Michael Falade, the Nigerian Tax Research Network Coordinator, will also present at the meeting.

The meeting will feature research and policy panels, with presentations of work done by ETRN members.

Attendance is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.


09:00 – 09:30: Registration

09:30 – 09:45: Opening remarks by Dr. Lemma Gudissa, Academic Vice President, Ethiopian Civil Service University

09:45-10:30: Keynote talk by Mr. Pascal Ruganintwali, Commissioner General, Rwanda Revenue Authority

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30: Policy and Research Panel 1

Chair: Dr. Andualem Telaye, Chairperson of the ETRN Management Committee

1. Tax Policy Reforms in Ethiopia

Presenter: Ato Mulay Woldu, Director, Tax Policy Directorate, Ministry of Finance

2. The Tax Transformation Programme: Achievements and Challenges

Presenter: Dr. Addis Tamire, Head, Tax Transformation Office, Ministry of Revenues

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 14:00: Invited talk on the Nigerian Tax Research Network: Mr. Micheal Falade, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Tax Research Network

14:00– 15:30: Policy and Research Panel 2

Chair: Dr. Wollela Abohodie, Assistant Professor, Addis Ababa University

1. The Role of Trade Facilitation in Reducing Smuggling in Sub-Saharan Africa

Presenter: Dr. Temesgen Worku, Assistant Professor, Addis Ababa University

2. Determinants of Category C Taxpayers’ Dispute over their 2017 Tax Assessment in Ethiopia: The Case of Addis Ababa City Administration and Surrounding Oromia Zones

Presenter: Dr. Lemessa Bayissa, Dean, College of Finance, Management and Development, Ethiopian Civil Service University

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:45: Policy and Research Panel 2 (cont.)

3. Tax Evasion in International Trade: Evidence from Missing Imports in Ethiopia

Presenters: Dr. Kiflu Gedefe and Dr. Andualem Telaye, Senior Researchers at the PSI

16:45-17:00: Closing remarks by Mr Girma Gebretsadik, Executive Secretary, Ethiopian Tax Research Network

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