Nara Monkam is an Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria. She was the Director of Research at the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) for 8 years. She has more than 16 years of experience in research and policy analysis in Africa. She has worked as a consultant for bilateral and multilateral development organizations, including the EU, GIZ, T20, and the World Bank. Her experience also covers teaching, thesis supervision, and training in public finance, tax administration reforms, fiscal decentralization reforms, and property taxation. Nara Monkam holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.