ICRICT was initiated by a broad coalition that includes ActionAid, Alliance-Sud,  the Arab NGO Network for Development, the Center for Economic and Social Rights, Christian Aid, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice, Oxfam, Public Services International, South Centre, Tax Justice Network and the World Council of Churches, and is supported by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Ford Foundation.  Responding to widespread anger about corporate tax avoidance, the impacts of such avoidance on inequality, and concerns that current tax reform processes are inadequate, the coalition has worked since 2014 to establish this new nonpartisan body to propose tax reforms that better reflect the public interest