Measuring tax evasion of individuals in the European Union

For the European Commission (DG TAXUD), in collaboration with Economisti Associati and Case, ECOPA is leading a study on the assets held by individuals in tax havens and the corresponding foregone taxes for the EU member states. Global and country macroeconomic data, as well as data from recent leaks (Panana Paper, Paradise Papers, etc.), are […]

Tax Incentive Analysis in Cape Verde

ECOPA has been commissioned by the World Bank to analyze Cape Verde’s tax incentive system. This project includes the calculation of Marginal Effective  Tax Rates by industry and tax regime, as well as and an estimate of the fiscal cost of the incentives. A methodology for appraising the cost-benefit balance of incentives is also developed. […]

Assessing the impact of the OHADA Investment Climate Advisory Program

In association with Economisti Associati, ECOPA is leading the evaluation of the World Bank’s investment climate advisory services to the OHADA zone. This includes the use of the Synthetic Control Method for isolating the impact of the program on key impact indicators such as job creation, investment and business registration. For the World Bank (2017).

Corporate income tax simulations in Indonesia

ECOPA was commissioned by the World Bank to build a micro simulation model for CIT analysis in Indonesia. Working closely with the tax administration, ECOPA is building a micro level database with optimal sampling, including incentives, tax holidays and preferential rates. The objective of the project is to project the revenue impact of a set […]

Framework Contract TAXUD/2015/CC/132 – For the provision of evaluation and impact assessment-related services

For the European Commission’s DG TAXUD, ECOPA is a member of the consortium led by Economisti Associati for evaluations and impact assessment of the European Union’s tax and customs programs and policies. This contract covers tax policies such as the review of the excise duty structure of alcoholic beverages, fiscal marking of gas oil and kerosene, and […]

Tax Risk Based Assessment IT Tool for Audits – Yemen Tax Authority

Based on the initial assessments carried out in earlier diagnostics, updated risk parameters, and data provided by the Large Taxpayers Department at Yemen Tax Authority, ECOPA in association with Apex Consulting, developed a risk based assessment IT tool to manage and score taxpayer based on risk characteristics and produce better audit strategies and identify high […]

Tax policy analysis in Guinea Bissau and Senegal

These two tax policy assignments included tax efficiency/equity analysis and micro-level econometric modelling.  In Guinea Bissau, ECOPA carried out: A review of the cashew sector taxation, with emphasis on tax incidence and impact on poverty (cashew being the main export crop of the country); Orientations for pro-poor taxation and competition policy in the sector. In […]

Tax expenditure analysis in Georgia

ECOPA implemented an analysis of tax expenditures based on a micro simulation model, including: A comprehensive inventory of tax incentives and a measurement of their revenue cost; Training and reporting on findings, methodology and policy recommendations on the country’s tax incentive system. For the World Bank (2014).

Guidelines for preparation of costs and benefits assessments of investment projects in Morocco

ECOPA carried out a review of the investment climate with a focus on business registration and investment incentives. This included the preparation of a manual for costs and benefits assessments of investment projects submitted to the National Investment Commission. Activities included: A cost/benefit analysis of the portfolio of approved investment projects, where costs were the […]