Support to the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) - 2nd Phase
The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) is a multilateral initiative launched by a group of African governments in late November 2009. ATAF offers a platform for tax administrators to articulate African tax priorities, develop and share best practices in the region, and build capacity in African tax policy and administration through peer exchange and knowledge development.
Economic and financial policy
|Contesto||Since its inception in 2008, and now in its fourth year of operation, ATAF has built a prominent international profile. In its relatively short organizational lifespan ATAF has generated and promoted a body of knowledge and practice for efficient, effective and equitable domestic resource mobilization in Africa. The organization had developed steadily crafting an appropriate institutional structure and growing its membership base in the process. To date ATAF counts 35 member countries, attesting to both the need and relevance of the organization in creating a space for sharing lessons, developing skills and promoting sound taxation practice.|
|Obiettivi||By supporting ATAF, SECO contributes to :• Improve the capacity of African tax administrations to achieve their revenue objectives-• Advance the role of taxation in African governance and state building-• Provide a voice for African tax administrations- and• Develop and support partnerships between African countries and development partners.|
|Effetti a medio termine||Key strategic objectives and outputs have been set to guide the organization's work plan for the 2013-2015 period. Establishing a well-functioning international organization.Building capable African tax administrations that develop, share, and implement best practices.Becoming the African voice on tax issues to inform and influence the global dialogue.Fostering sustainable partnerships with main relevant stakeholders.Improving good governance and accountability between state and citizens.|
Risultati principali attesi: Developing an organizational development framework-Devising a financing strategy and plan-Developing and implementing a knowledge and document management system-Developing a financial management system in accordance with international norms-Developing and implementing a communications strategy-Designing a capacity development program from an African perspective on specific tax issues such as Taxation of Financial Services-Establishing train-the trainer programs to increase African ownership in the area of capacity development-Organizing seminars and technical events focusing on specific tax issues- Developing and conducting an online training program, including an evaluation of its impact and revising the module-Developing an accreditation process for expert database-Plannig and implementing institutional meetings including the General Assembly, the Technical Conference, and the Council meetings-Developing and implementing a member engagement strategy.
Risultati fasi precedenti: ATAF has been able to launch a series of successful linking and learning capacity building events since its inception in 2009. These include seminars, workshops and conferences on thematic taxation matters. Importantly, ATAF has produced a contextually relevant knowledge base through its research for an African audience. This in turn informed and contributed to global debates on taxation cognizant of both the opportunities and challenges for domestic resource mobilization in the African context.
Cooperazione allo sviluppo
|Budget||Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF 855'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF 0 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF 900'000|
|Fasi del progetto||
Fase 10 01.07.2013 - 31.12.2016 (Completed)