To be the platform of choice for African Tax Research.
Facilitate African capacity for credible research in tax policy, administration, law and leadership.
The establishment of the ATRN was as a result of the need to identify potential synergies and linkage areas between academics and tax officials from the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) member countries.
ATAF is a network promoting cooperation, knowledge sharing and capacity building among African revenue authorities. It seeks to ensure greater synergy and cooperation in capacity development amongst all relevant stakeholders to reduce duplication and give greater support to African Tax Administrations.
The ATRN finds it beginnings from an ATAF convened African Academic Forum in August 2013 in Nairobi, the outcome culminated into the subsequent formation of an ATRN Steering Committee in May 2014. The objectives of the network are:
The Scientific Committee is chaired by:
Dr. Nara Monkam is director of Research at the African Tax Administration and Chairman of the ATRN Interim Board. She is also a member of the Davis Tax Committee, appointed in July 2013 by the Minister of Finance to reassess the South African tax system. Her qualifications include a PhD in Economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta (USA), an MA in Economics and a BS in Economics from the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (University of Namur) in Namur, Belgium. She is a Public Finance Economist with experience in public economics, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and sub-national government finance.
Members of the Scientific Committee: