Rachel Etter-Phoya

Senior Researcher

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Rachel Etter-Phoya is the Tax Justice Network's Senior Researcher, Anglophone African Hub. Based in Lilongwe, Malawi, she works on the Financial Secrecy and Tax Advocacy in Africa project. Before joining the Tax Justice Network, Rachel supported the Natural Resources Justice Network and Publish What You Pay Malawi. Rachel has also worked as a Senior Revenue Specialist in Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining and has consulted with a number of organisations engaged in open data, anti-corruption and the extractive industries, including the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa, OpenOil, Open Knowledge International, and Resources for Development. Rachel holds a LLM in Natural Resources Law and Policy from the University of Dundee, a MSc in International Rural Development from the Royal Agricultural University, and a BA in Anthropology and English from the University of Zurich.

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The tax justice and climate crisis crossroads in resource-rich Africa

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 3 October 2023 ■ 4 min READ
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Taxes, a matter of life or death

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 19 July 2023 ■ 5 min READ
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Africa makes progress to end anonymous companies

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 13 March 2023 ■ 5 min READ
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A win for African leadership on international tax

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 7 December 2022 ■ 3 min READ ■ 1 comments

African Ministers call for UN tax convention to protect against financial secrecy supplied by the richest nations

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 27 May 2022 ■ 4 min READ

African countries improve on Financial Secrecy Index, call for UN tax convention to end plunder

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 20 May 2022 ■ 5 min READ

Africa and the corrosive international tax system

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 18 May 2021 ■ 7 min READ
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Beneficial ownership transparency in Africa: The state of play in 2020

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 1 July 2020 ■ 5 min READ

Corporate income taxation in the digital age: Africa in the Corporate Tax Haven Index 2019

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 29 August 2019 ■ 3 min READ

How can Africa take action against corporate tax havenry? Solutions from the Corporate Tax Haven Index 2019

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 18 June 2019 ■ 7 min READ ■ 1 comments

The UAE and Mauritius are the most corrosive corporate tax havens against African countries – Tax Justice Network Africa

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 30 May 2019 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments

Does transparency really put the rich and famous at risk?

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 20 March 2019 ■ 10 min READ

Africa’s battle against financial secrecy: Financial Secrecy Index

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 14 February 2018 ■ 5 min READ

#ParadisePapers: The Mauritian Connection

By Rachel Etter-Phoya ■ 15 November 2017 ■ 5 min READ