Vanessa van den Boogaard

Research Fellow, International Centre for Tax and Development
at the Institute of Development Studies

Senior Research Associate, University of Toronto

Journal articles

van den Boogaard, V. , W. Prichard, R. Beach, and F. Mohiuddin (Forthcoming 2022) Enabling tax bargaining: Supporting more meaningful tax transparency and taxpayer engagement in Ghana and Sierra Leone, Development Policy Review.

van den Boogaard, V., W. Prichard, and S. Jibao (2021) Norms, networks, power and control: The multiple facets of informal cross-border trade practices in Sierra Leone, Journal of Borderlands Studies 36, 1: 77-97.

van den Boogaard, V., W. Prichard, and S. Jibao (2019) Informal taxation in Sierra Leone: Magnitudes, perceptions and implications, African Affairs 118, 471: 259-284.

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

van den Boogaard, V. (2018) Gender and the formal and informal systems of local public finance in Sierra Leone / Genre et systèmes formels et informels de finances publiques locales en Sierra Leone, Politique Africaine 3, 151: 61-86.

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

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

Peer-reviewed working papers

Bandula-Irwin, T., M. Gallien, A. Jackson, V. van den Boogaard, and F. Weigan (Forthcoming 2021) Why do armed groups tax? International Centre for Tax and Development Working Paper. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

M. Gallien and V. van den Boogaard (Forthcoming 2021) Formalisation and the state: A critique and new research agenda. International Centre for Tax and Development Working Paper. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

M. Gallien and V. van den Boogaard (Forthcoming 2021) Informality and the state: The politics of connection and disconnection during a global pandemic. Institute of Development Studies Working Paper. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

V. van den Boogaard and F. Santoro (2021) Co-financing community-driven development through informal taxation: Experimental evidence from south-central Somalia, International Centre for Tax and Development Working Paper 126. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

V. van den Boogaard and F. Santoro (2021) Explaining informal taxation and revenue generation: Evidence from south-central Somalia, International Centre for Tax and Development Working Paper 118. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

Mohamand, S.K., C. Anderson, M. Gallien, T. Harrison, A. Joshi, M. Loureiro, G. Mascagni, G. Occhiali, and V. van den Boogaard (2021) Governance for building back better, IDS Bulletin 52,1: 163-180.

Book chapters

V. van den Boogaard (2018) 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 (Palgrave MacMillan).

Policy reports

Nyirakamna, C., V. van den Boogaard, and W. Ahmed (2021) Land and property taxation to finance urban development in Somaliland, Sahamiye Foundation Report. Hargeisa, Somaliland: Sahamiye Foundation.

Gallien, M., M. Moore, and V. van den Boogaard (2021) Taxing the informal economy is not a silver bullet for financing development — or the Covid-19 recovery, ICTD Policy Brief 24. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

Joshi, A, J. Kangave, and V. van den Boogaard (2020) Gender and tax policies in the Global South, K4D Knowledge for Development Helpdesk Report 814. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

Mohamand, S.K., C. Anderson, M. Gallien, T. Harrison, A. Joshi, M. Loureiro, G. Mascagni, G. Occhiali, and V. van den Boogaard (2020) Governance and building back better, IDS Positioning Paper. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

V. van den Boogaard (2020) Equity implications of the co-provision of public education in Sierra Leone, NORRAG Special Issue No. 5 on Domestic Financing: Tax and Education, Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training.

V. van den Boogaard and W. Prichard (2016) What have we learned about informal taxation in sub-Saharan Africa?, International Centre for Tax and Development Summary Brief 2. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

Book reviews

V. van den Boogaard (2021) Jalloh, Alusine. 2018. Muslim Fula business elites and politics in Sierra Leone, Canadian Journal of African Studies 55,1: 232-233.

V. van den Boogaard (2016) Ferguson, James. 2015. Give a man a fish: Reflections on the new politics of distribution, African Studies Quarterly 16, 2: 105-107.

V. van den Boogaard (2015) Raeymaekers, Timothy. 2014. Violent capitalism and hybrid identity in the eastern Congo: Power to the margins, African Studies Quarterly 16, 1: 129-131.