On Friday 23 April 2021, the CSC Alumni Team hosted the latest webinar in the series featuring Commonwealth Alumnus Uzochukwu Alutu on the benefits of rigorous tax governance and the obstacles facing policymakers in Nigeria. The webinar addressed the CSC development theme, Promoting global prosperity.

The CSC’s Knowledge Hub webinar series aims to highlight the work and research of Commonwealth Alumni across different areas of development impact.

About the speaker

Uzochukwu Alutu completed his MSc in Applied Economics at the University of Strathclyde in 2014 through a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. He is an economist and policy analyst with expertise in public finance and development programming, and over seven years’ experience in assisting governments in Nigeria to strengthen governance systems in evidence-informed ways.

Beyond raising revenues: Tackling barriers to building stronger tax-governance links in Nigeria

In this webinar, Uzochukwu Alutu presented on the topic, ‘Beyond raising revenues: Tackling barriers to building stronger tax-governance links in Nigeria’. Uzochukwu started by discussing tax systems and the need for governments to impart tax education, including the societal benefits it brings, amongst its citizens. He presented research highlighting  the importance of revenues, the need to go beyond raising taxes, and discussed the socio-economic effects of COVID-19, especially in the Nigerian context. He concluded his presentation by discussing policy options for improving government effectiveness to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions. The webinar presentation was followed by an interactive Q&A session.

You can watch the webinar and previous events in the series by visiting the CSC’s YouTube channel now.

If you are a Scholar or alumnus and work in the field of tax governance, you can also share your thoughts and experiences in the Knowledge Hub. Please note, you must be a member of the Knowledge Hub to access the group.

Learn more about the CSC’s Knowledge Hubs

The CSC’s Knowledge Hub webinar series provides a platform for members of the CSC’s Knowledge Hubs to interact and discuss key topics related to the six CSC development themes. To find out more about the CSC’s Knowledge Hubs and how to attend live webinars, visit the CSC website.