To enhance the leadership and capacities of Africa’s tax administrations, GIZ’s Good Financial Governance (GFG) in Africa programme worked with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the Berlin School of Economics and Law to develop a Master’s course on tax policy and administration. The first intake of the Executive Master’s in Taxation (EMT) graduated in March 2016. The second cohort consisting of 24 African tax officials started in September 2015.
The success of the Anglophone pilot Master resulted in the initiation of a Francophone Master’s programme on taxation by ATAF in cooperation with universities in Senegal (the Ecole Nationale d’Administration du Senegal (ENA) and the Alioune Diop University of Bambey) and the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA). The graduation ceremony of the second Anglophone and first Francophone cohort took place in April 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.