Quality improvement in African public financing has gained momentum over the past years. Nevertheless, the strengthening of the technical and managerial capacities of professionals and executives from the public sector remains one of the primary challenges for the development of a functioning public-finance system.
The Africa-wide ATAF report on the reform priorities of African tax administrations
identifies the attraction of qualified and highly skilled staff for tax administrations as a key challenge for the effective functioning of African tax administrations. To this end, ATAF and GIZ are committed to supporting the development of training opportunities in public finance on the continent.
Through the ongoing partnership between ATAF and GIZ, both organisations are focused on reaching these goals and improving technical and professional capacities in revenue administrations across the continent.
As an integral component of this partnership between German development cooperation and ATAF, the Executive Master’s in Taxation programme is aimed at creating cooperative training opportunities in tax administration and ministries of finance.