Duke University Professor Roy Kelly moderated the “Tenets of a Successful Property Tax Reform for Africa” session at the 6th African Tax Research Network Congress (ATRN). The virtual three-day congress was held September 6-8 and focused on “Maximizing the Revenue Potential of Property Taxes through Digitization.”
More than 1,600 government officials, elected political leaders, practitioners and educators from 72 countries, including 48 African countries, registered for the event. The 6th ATRN Congress was organized by the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and hosted by the Kenya Revenue Authority and its Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
Professor Kelly has worked extensively in Africa, serving as resident policy advisor in Kenya from 1989-2005 and Tanzania from 2007-2009, and he has also worked as a short-term consultant in Ghana, South Africa, Malawi and Zambia on property taxation, fiscal decentralization and local government financial reforms. For more information on property tax reform policy and administration options, please download the 2020 World Bank “Property Tax Diagnostic Manual” for which Professor Kelly served as the primary author.