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Director Research at ATAF, and PhD supervisor Kafayat Amusa, University of Pretoria

Dr Nara Monkam is the Director of Research at the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) since February 1, 2014. She is also a member of the Davis Tax Committee, appointed in July 2013 by the Minister of Finance to reassess the South African tax system. Prior to joining the ATAF, she was the Deputy Director of the African Tax Institute (ATI) and a Senior Lecturer (2009-2014) in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria in SA.

Dr Monkam holds a PhD degree in Economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta (USA) and both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Namur in Belgium. Her areas of expertise and research interests center mainly on public economics, domestic resource mobilization, tax policy and tax administration, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and sub-national
government finance.


  • –present
    Research Director, Africa Tax Institute, University of Pretoria