Public Finance & Fiscal Affairs (PFP) – Institute of Policy Research And Analysis

Public Finance & Fiscal Affairs (PFP)

The public finance & fiscal affairs research programme focuses on

The effectiveness and scope for improvement of tax policies and tax administration for revenue mobilization in African economies; what scope is there, and what measures are available, to increase the level and/or efficiency of government revenue; appropriate mix of tax instruments in terms of efficiency, equity and operational constraints; institutional factors affecting the success of tax reform; distributional and social impacts of tax policies and tax reform options; natural resource taxation, illicit capital flows and tax evasion; and policy options on tax challenges of the digitalized economy


Public expenditure and the relationships between domestic government debt, financial development and fiscal sustainability;


Domestic debt market , and responsible sovereign borrowing and lending