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Sierra Leone: Dr. Samuel Jibao goes to NRA

2 June 2018 at 03:41 | 3830 views

Dr. Samuel Jibao (photo), an economist, was recently appointed by president Julius Maada Bio as head of Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA), one of the most important government agencies in the country.

Here is his profile, courtesy of Africa Portal:

Dr. Samuel Jibao (was) an ICTD researcher whose main area of interest is public economics with special focus on taxation. He holds a PhD in Economics and has done extensive research on tax, both at the national and sub-national levels.

Jibao (was) the Director of the Centre for Economic Research and capacity Building in Sierra Leone, Senior Lecturer at the Africa tax Institute – University of Pretoria and former Deputy Director of the Monitoring, Research and Planning Department of the National Revenue Authority of Sierra Leone.

He has published a number of research focusing specifically on Sierra Leone, including Rebuilding Local Government Finance After Conflict: The Political Economy of Property Tax Reform in Sierra Leone and The political economy of property tax in Africa: Explaining reform outcomes in Sierra Leone.