Good Financial Governance in Africa

The Good Financial Governance in Africa programme promotes transparency and accountability in public financial management and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU). Its objective is to foster Good Financial Governance in Africa, more specifically to equip decision-makers in African public finance to use region-specific services, products and further education to improve financial governance.

Contact Info

  • P.O. Box 1372, Hatfield, 0028 Hatfield Gardens, Block C, Ground Floor 333 Grosvenor Street, Pretoria South Africa

  • +27 (0)12 423 5900


  • Week Days: 08.00 to 17.00
    Sunday: Closed

Tax Policy and Administration

An international degree to strengthen tax administrations in Africa

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.

For more information on the EMT please visit the respective websites:

The Executive Master`s in Taxation combines relevant knowledge on the topics of international tax policy and tax administration from the different fields of economics, law, and administrative sciences (Photo © GIZ, Photographer: Thomas Ecke)