Policy Consulting & Research

The members and affiliates of the Policy Research Center (PRC) have extensive experience in research, as well as policy considerations and strategies in different countries and continents, including Latin America, Central Asia, CIS, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. The member and affiliates of PRC have also participated in various policy projects, some of which were sponsored by the World Bank, International Financial Corporation (IFC), USAID, ICTD, JICA, EU, Eurasian Foundation and United Nations.

The proposals for the joint research projects, review and analysis of legislation, requests for the training and other proposal can be directed to office@policyresearchcenter.org 

  • 2015 - Africa/Belgium - Project sponsored by coalition of Belgian NGOs - Research and analysis of selected tax treaties concluded between Belgium and selected Africa countries focused on identifying provisions, which could be abused for tax base erosion purposes. Download the full report
  • 2015 - Rwanda - Project sponsored by ICTD - Review of Draft Income Tax Law provisions with the view to formulate recommendations for strengthening the provisions and the preventing tax base erosion.
  • 2014/2015 - UN Committee of Experts - Drafting a note on tax treaty issues in extractive industry - policy recommendations for tax treaty negotiations for mineral-rich countries. Download the note
  • 2014/2015 - Africa (Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa and D.R.C.) - Project sponsored by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa - Comprehensive research focused on the analysis of the extractive industry taxation regimes in the selected countries. Secondary focus on illicit financial flows and tax base erosion.  
  • 2013/2014 – Kazakhstan – Engagement in the project sponsored by the World Bank for the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Comprehensive Reform of Tax Administration – focus on Financial Sector (Taxation of Banks, Leasing Companies, Insurance Companies, Islamic Finance, Financial Derivatives, Investment Funds, Pension Funds, Tax Incentives for Financial Sector, Tax Administration aspects, International Tax aspects) 
  • 2014 - Kazakhstan - for the Association of Taxpayers of Kazakhstan - Analysis of the current situation in Kazakhstan and research on the international practice with respect to alternative dispute resolution in tax matters and improvement of the administrative tax appeal procedure. Download the final report 
  • 2013/2014 – Slovakia – Engagement by the Ministry of Finance of Slovak Republic – support in issues related to International Taxation (anti-avoidance rules, attribution of profits to PE, transparent entities) and Transfer Pricing (documentation, Mutual Agreement Procedures, adjusting the scope of transfer pricing rules)
  • 2013 - Kazakhstan - Review and comparison of tax incentives for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and formulating policy recommendations based on best practices (2013 – Special project for NGO – Eurasian Foundation of Central Asia, sponsored by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kazakhstan. Download the final report
  • 2013 - Kazakhstan - engagement by the Association of Taxpayers of Kazakhstan - Tax Research "Administrative measure against the creation and functioning of the false enterprises, enterprises established for tax evasion and VAT fraud purposes". 
  • 2012 – Tajikistan – Engagement in the project sponsored by IFC (International Finance Corporation) – Impact assessment of proposed changes to tax legislation advocated by IMF and Donor organizations.
  • 2011/2012 - Kazakhstan - Project sponsored by the World Bank - “Development of recommendations on improvement of tax administration for taxation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). 
  • 2011/2012 - Kazakhstan - Project sponsored by the World Bank - “Development of recommendations on improvement of tax administration with respect to local/property, land and vehicle taxes. 
  • 2011 -  USA/Global - Research/analysis project sponsored by global NGOs (Publish What You Pay - PWYP) - Feasibility of developing rules for country by country/project reporting of taxes paid by extractive companies as a part securities exchange commission rules aimed at implementing the Dodd Frank Act section 1504.