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The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) is pleased to announce the 1st Africa wide Essay Competition (ATEC) for 2018. The essay competition is designed to encourage young African researchers, academics and tax officials to identify problems or challenges faced by African tax administrations and propose innovative solutions.
ATAF serves as an African network that aims at improving tax systems in Africa through exchanges, knowledge dissemination, capacity development and active contribution to the regional and global tax agenda. Improved tax systems will increase accountability of the State to its citizens, enhance domestic resource mobilisation and thereby foster inclusive economic growth.
In implementing its Mission, ATAF shall:
The ATAF 1st Africa wide Essay Competition (ATEC) gives you the opportunity to bring your ideas and thoughts on how African tax administrations can improve their systems, services and revenue collection to increase domestic resource mobilisation and tackle illicit financial flows (IFFs). Essays can also address issues regarding tax policies to help improve tax legislation and systems on the continent. For this year’s competition, participants are required to write on the following topic: How to increase Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) in Africa.
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda highlighted the importance of domestic resource mobilisation for African countries to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Africa’s ability to mobilize domestic resources to fund development hinges on meeting a number of challenges, one of which is enacting well-designed, appropriate tax policies and effective legislation for implementation by the tax administration.
The ATAF 1st ATEC 2018 is open to all African researchers, tax officials and academics aged 40 or less.
Terms and Conditions
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 13 August 2018
PRIZES AND AWARDS:
The prizes of the ATAF 1st African wide Tax Essay Competition 2018 (ATEC 2018) will be as follows:
ATEC 2018 First Prize: The overall best submission receives the ATEC 2018 First Prize of 1500 USD. The winner will be invited to 4th ATRN Annual Congress to be held from 10 – 12 September 2018 in Morocco, for a special award ceremony with flight and accommodation expenses covered. At the Congress, the winner will be required to make a presentation of the essay.
ATEC 2018 Second Prize: The Second best submission shall receive a prize money of USD 1000
ATEC 2018 Third Prize: The Third best submission shall receive a prize money of USD 750
All Participants: All participants will receive an ATEC 2018 participation certificate.
The ATEC 2018 essays will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) depth of research; (2) originality of thought; (3) quality, clarity, and efficiency of presentation; and (4) relevance to African tax administrations. The ATAF reserves the right to award fewer or lesser prizes (or no prizes at all) if the judges determine that all submissions (or insufficient submissions) do not merit selection.
Entrants will be notified that their Essays have been received within 2 days of submission and will be notified of competition results by 24 August 2018.
Please NOTE that no Essay submission will be accepted via e-mail. Only successful submissions will be notified. All Submissions must be made via the following link: https://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3824574/
Please do not include any identifying information in the Essay
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