Themes are decided on in a consultative manner and based on a needs assessment of tax administrations, academics and other researchers.
The ATRN working paper series and policy briefs improve the accessibility of research for academic faculties, practitioners and students to reflect on ideas or concepts that are still being developed, thereby improving the opportunities for discussion and comments. The ATRN capacity building workshops aim at strengthening the research capacity of junior to mid-career researchers who are already working in the area of taxation but who feel their work could be improved with more rigorous methods. The peer-reviewed African Tax Research Journal (ATRJ) will serve as a publication platform for research papers in the field of tax administration, and tax legislation and policy. The journal is envisioned to be an essential tool for tax officials, policy-makers and academics, as well as students and other people who are interested in the field of taxation.
The ATRN has an Advisory Board and a Scientific Committee that are responsible for the network's quality assurance. ATRN members are a vital tool in fostering an effective research network and in exercising an increasingly bigger influence on tax issues in Africa.