Public revenue mobilization for inclusive development

This work stream has two main aims. First, to arrange access to individual and firm-level taxpayer data at South African Revenue Service (SARS) for research use. The goal is to create well documented longitudinal datasets with key variables that can be augmented with research topic-specific variables. This serves as a basis for not only tax research but also for other research strands that require micro-level administrative data. Second, the work stream will produce several studies on the incidence of taxes, determinants of non-compliance and under-filing, and the effectiveness of tax incentives in South Africa. In addition to administrative data, survey data will be utilized in conjunction with tax/benefit microsimulation. The gains from a combined analysis of microsimulation and macro models will also be explored.

This work stream builds on the previous research programme in South Africa, which made considerable progress in the area of tax research. The most important advance was the access to high-level administrative data, which enabled a deeper and wider analysis of research on taxation. In addition to its value for academic research and the users of the new findings among policy makers, the use of administrative data also serves many of the data needs of the state. Policies that promote development need to be built on reliable facts and administrative data offers an obvious and inexpensive way to do this.

  • Public research results meeting
    18 January 2019
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    macroeconomics
    inequality
    climate
    regional_growth
  • In the media
    by SA-TIED

    SA-TIED researcher, Ludvig Wier, has featured in multiple South African news outlets explaining new research findings from the programme.

    14 January 2019
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    macroeconomics
  • In the media
    by SA-TIED

    New working papers from SA-TIED on profit shifting and transfer mispricing have made headlines in South Africa. The research has renewed the...

    09 January 2019
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    macroeconomics
  • News
    Photo by Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash
    by SA-TIED

    A new SA-TIED research study estimates that South Africa loses about 7 billion ZAR a year due to profit shifting by multinational corporations;...

    20 December 2018
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
  • Blog
    Research that matters - a research work shop in Pretoria in November
    by Timothy Shipp

    I found myself in the third-floor conference rooms of a Pretoria hotel for a meeting with economists, researchers, and policymakers involved in...

    14 December 2018
    public_revenue
    inequality
  • In the media
    Finn Tarp on Kaya Bizz with Gugulethu Cele
    Timothy Shipp

    Kaya Bizz host Gugulethu Cele interviewed UNU-WIDER Director and SA-TIED operational programme manager Finn Tarp on KayaFM in South Africa. Listen...

    29 October 2018
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    macroeconomics
    inequality
    climate
    regional_growth
  • In the media
    Economist Murray Leibbrandt
    Timothy Shipp

    SA-TIED economist, Murray Leibbrandt, appeared on a South African national broadcast Wednesday, where he spoke to anchor, Shahan Ramkissoon about...

    25 October 2018
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    macroeconomics
    inequality
    climate
    regional_growth
  • In the media
    Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers a speech to parliament

    South Africa's Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni lifted up the SA-TIED programme in his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Speech in parliament on...

    25 October 2018
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    macroeconomics
    inequality
    climate
    regional_growth
  • In the media
    UNU-WIDER
    Timothy Shipp

    SA-TIED operational programme manager, Finn Tarp, was featured on South African national broadcasting where he spoke to anchor, Nzinga Qunta,...

    25 October 2018
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    macroeconomics
    inequality
    climate
    regional_growth
  • News
    by SA-TIED
    PRESS RELEASE
    For immediate release
    24 October 2018
     
    24 October 2018
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    macroeconomics
    inequality
    climate
    regional_growth
  • Public research results meeting

    Under the SA-TIED programme qualified researchers have access to highly granular administrative tax datasets derived from South African Revenue...

    23 October 2018
    public_revenue
    inequality
  • Project meeting

    Researchers from the Public revenue mobilization for inclusive development work stream will meet in Pretoria to share their works in...

    19 October 2018
    public_revenue
  • Request for research proposals

    We are seeking qualified proposals to advance economic research, capacity-building, and policy dialogue in South Africa and the southern Africa...

    16 October 2018
    public_revenue
    inequality
  • Vacancy
    Vacancy Research Assistant

    Station: National Treasury, Pretoria, South Africa.

    27 September 2018
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    inequality
  • Technical workshop

    On 26–28 June, a 3-day training on SAMOD (South African tax-benefit microsimulation model) will take place with the participation of NT and SARS...

    26 June 2018
    public_revenue
  • Project meeting

    The Young Scholars Programme is targeted towards South African Master's-level students working on the research component of their degree.

    20 June 2018
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    macroeconomics
    inequality
    climate
    regional_growth
  • University lecture

    On 28 May to 1 June, University of Tampere, VATT Institute for Economic Research, and UCFS at Uppsala University , jointly host a doctoral course...

    28 May 2018
    public_revenue
  • Project meeting

    The new research programme, Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED), will launch with an official event on 30 November...

    07 March 2018
    enterprise_development
    public_revenue
    macroeconomics
    inequality
    climate
    regional_growth