Vanessa van den Boogaard

PhD candidate (Political Science)

University of Toronto

v.vandenboogaard@utoronto.ca

Peer-reviewed publications

The gendered nature and implications of local taxation: Evidence of the informal fiscal and political realities in Sierra Leone, Politique Africaine (Forthcoming 2019).

Informal taxation in Sierra Leone: Magnitudes, perceptions and implications, African Affairs (2018). With W. Prichard and S. Jibao.

Profit, networks, power and control: The multiple facets of informal cross-border trade practices in Sierra Leone, Journal of Borderlands Studies (2018). With W. Prichard and S. Jibao.

Tax revenue mobilization in conflict-affected developing countries, Journal of International Development (2018) 30, 2: 345-64. With W. Prichard, M. Benson, and N. Milicic.

Norms, power and the socially embedded realities of market taxation in northern Ghana, African Studies Review (2017) 60, 1: 171-194. With W. Prichard.

Modern post-colonial approaches to citizenship: Kwame Nkrumah’s political thought on Pan-Africanism, Citizenship Studies (2017) 21, 1: 44-67.

Book chapters

Gender and positionality: Opportunities, challenges, and ethical dilemmas in Ghana and Sierra Leone, in Max Kelly and Ruth Jackson (Eds) Women Researching in Africa: The Impact of Gender (2018: Palgrave MacMillan).

Peer-reviewed working papers

The micro-links between taxation and accountability initiatives, International Centre for Tax and Development Working Paper (Forthcoming). With W. Prichard, R. Beach, F. Mohiuddin, and A. Foged.

The gendered nature and implications of local taxation: Evidence of the informal fiscal and political realities in Sierra Leone, International Centre for Tax and Development Working Paper 87 (2018).

Profit, networks, power and control: The multiple facets of informal cross-border trade practices in Sierra Leone, International Centre for Tax and Development Working Paper 74 (2018). With S. Jibao and W. Prichard.

Informal taxation in post conflict Sierra Leone, International Centre for Tax and Development Working Paper 66 (2017). With S. Jibao and W. Prichard.

What have we learned about informal taxation in sub-Saharan Africa?, International Centre for Tax and Development Summary Brief 2 (2016). With W. Prichard

Revenue mobilization in conflict-affected developing countries, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research Working Paper 155 (2016). With W. Prichard, N. Milicic and M. Benson.

Norms, power and the socially embedded realities of market taxation in northern Ghana, International Centre for Tax and Development Working Paper 30 (2015). With W. Prichard.

Works in progress

Informal taxation and state building in Sierra Leone and the DRC

Informal taxation: Implications for fiscal decentralization and sub-national tax reform in sub-Saharan Africa (with Wilson Prichard)

Cash transfers and informal tax in Somalia (with Fabrizio Santoro)

Community fundraising and state building in south-central Somalia