We promote progressive taxation systems in Africa

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A new Africa where tax justice prevails to contribute to equitable, inclusive and sustainable development.

What We Do

The Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a Pan-African organisation and a member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. Launched in January 2007 during the World Social Forum (WSF) held in Nairobi, TJNA promotes socially- just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. It advocates for tax policies with pro-poor outcomes and tax systems that curb public resource leakages and enhance domestic resource mobilisation.

TJNA aims to achieve these by challenging harmful tax policies and practices that on one hand facilitate illicit resource outflows and on the other hand favour the wealthy while aggravating and perpetuating inequality. TJNA strives to promote the role of tax justice in the African Development Agenda. It further endeavours to provide a platform dedicated to enabling African researchers, campaigners, civil society organisations, policy makers, and investigative media to co-operate and synergise their efforts in the struggle against illicit financial flows, tax evasion, tax competition and other harmful tax policies and practices.

TJNA engages in various activities that are aimed at promoting public awareness regarding tax issues in Africa. Through networking among member organizations across Africa, TJNA seeks to raise awareness on the importance of taxation as a tool for development and enhancing democratic governance and to consolidate the efforts by CSOs to work on tax


A new Africa where tax justice prevails and ensures an equitable, inclusive and sustainable development.


To spearhead tax justice in Africa’s development by enabling citizens and institutions to promote equitable tax systems through research, capacity-building and policy-influencing.

Our Programmes

Tax and International Financial Architecture


The focus of this programme is to deal with the problem of lack of transparency and an effective multilateral system to shape and regulate global financial institutions resulting to the illicit outflow of financial resources from Africa.

Tax and Extractives


Africa accounts for a significant share of the mineral resources in the world. It accounts for 30 percent of global reserves- 90 percent of the world’s platinum, 40 percent of the world’s gold and 46 percent of natural diamonds.

Tax and Inequalities Thematic Programme


As one of TJNA's key tools aimed at promoting the use of progressive taxation systems, the use of pro-poor tax policies, and the strengthening of tax systems to promote domestic resource mobilisation thereby enabling the eradication of inequality and poverty in Africa.

Tax and Investment


Intense debate and concrete policy work is ongoing at the international level on the fiscal contribution of multinational corporations (MNCs) with the focus mainly on tax avoidance – notably in the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.


Pan African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation

The Pan African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation (PAC) is annually convened...

International Tax Justice Academy (ITJA)

International Tax Justice Academy (ITJA) is an annual training that begun in 2014 by...

African Parliamentarian Network on Illicit Financial Flows and Tax (APNIFFT)

The main aim of this association is to provide a platform for African legislators...

Stop The Bleeding

Africa loses approximately US$50 billion annually through Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs)...

Africa Media Training Programme

This is a special programme designed by TJNA to fill a critical gap, that is...