Development cooperation , 25.11.2014

African Tax Administration Forum - ATAF


African Tax Administration Forum - ATAF ( is an organisation of Tax Administrations of 36 African countries which was established in 2009 to promote efficient and effective tax administration to improve the living standards of the people of Africa. ATAF strives to provide a platform to improve the performance of tax administration in Africa. Better tax administration will enhance economic growth, increase accountability of the state to its citizens, and effectively mobilise domestic resources. The following strategic objectives have been defined for 2013 – 2016: 1. Establishing a well-functioning international organisation; 2. Building capable African tax administrations that develop, share and implement best practices; 3. Becoming the African voice on tax issues to inform and influence the global dialogue; 4. Fostering sustainable partnerships with stakeholders; and 5. Improving good governance and accountability between state and citizens. ATAF provides technical assistance to its member countries through consultation, training and conferences. Training is organised also on line. Financial assistance for 2013-2015 is provided by the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, and Norway. Finland's contribution is for 2014-2015.

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Funding decision  25.11.2014

1 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Public finance management 30%
  • Advanced technical and managerial training 40%
  • Public sector policy and administrative management 30%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • elderly people
  • people with disability
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

African Tax Administration Forum



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