IBFD Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT)

Launched in 2015, the IBFD Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT) is a think tank dedicated to the study and development of sound tax policies for Africa.

About CSAT

Housed within IBFD’s Africa Knowledge Group, it is staffed by a team of specialists in the tax systems of all the countries of Africa, and supported by an extensive network of local country experts.


Read the CSAT Concept Paper


CSAT’s activities include the following:

  • the provision of research on pertinent tax policy issues in Africa, in the form of research briefings, working papers, and books;
  • the delivery of capacity development services (including training and research services) for African government departments, such as revenue authorities and ministries of finance;
  • hosting conferences, workshops, and other events, on tax policy issues germane to Africa. (CSAT is the organiser of the renowned annual Africa Tax Symposium);
  • collaboration with partner organisations within Africa in providing research and training services, and hosting events centered on African tax policy issues;
  • provision of support for academic activities of benefit to Africa. These include the CSAT Fellowship Programme; scholarship awards for post-graduate programmes; and delivery of tax lectures for African academic institutions.


CSAT’s activities are supervised by a Management Committee, the membership of which includes representation from the IBFD Executive Board.

The CSAT Management Committee consists of a Chairperson and Committee Members responsible for institutional cooperation, capacity-development, branding and marketing, and operations.

Among other things, the CSAT Management Committee is responsible for procuring financial resources for CSAT and ensuring that CSAT operates within its objectives. The day-to-day activities of CSAT are run by the CSAT Manager, who also sits on the Management Committee, and reports to the CSAT Chair.

CSAT is also served by an External Technical Committee of advisers, appointed for their high standing in the African tax community.

Read About The Committee


Belema Obuoforibo

Director Knowledge Centre


Prof. Dr. Victor van Kommer

Director Capacity Building

Myra Flaminiano

Myra Flaminiano

Programme Manager, Government Services

Aisha Aize Isa

Aisha Aize Isa

CSAT Manager

Dawn Wardner

Dawn Wardner

Committee Member, Marketing and Business Development

The CSAT Fellowship is awarded to leading African tax researchers focusing on international tax policy issues.

As part of the programme, the CSAT Fellow is invited for a research stay at the CSAT offices in Amsterdam, working with our team of Africa tax experts on topics of significant interest to policymakers in Africa.


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08 March 2023
IBFD & Industry News
CSAT welcomes its new Research Fellow

The IBFD Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT) welcomes Dr Abiodun Adegboye as our new Research Fellow.

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19 April 2023
IBFD & Industry News
CSAT welcomes new Research Fellow

The IBFD Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT) welcomes Bosire Nyamori as one of our Research Fellows for 2023.

For more information, contact the CSAT team or read the CSAT Concept Paper.

Contact the team Read the Concept Paper