The Fiscal Transition Support Program in West Africa, PATF is funded by the European Union (EU) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for the ECOWAS and WAEMU Commissions with the LINPICO SARL-ADAM ŚMITH Consortium as the implementing agency. PATF runs through 2020-2022 and covers the 15 ECOWAS Member States and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
This program includes a second contract with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which addresses international tax issues.
PATF is hosted by the Department of Trade, Customs, and Free Movement for the ECOWAS Commission and by the Department of Macroeconomic Policy and Domestic Tax for the WAEMU Commission.
A joint ECOWAS-WAEMU steering committee has been set up to oversee the PATF implementation.
A technical team has been set up by LINPICO SARL to implement PATF. The team includes:
- Support and Coordination Units (SCUs) set up within each Commission
- A Technical Assistance comprised of three long-term Key Experts:
- One non-key long-term Expert who is responsible for achieving the program’s expected results in Guinea-Bissau;
In addition, there are short-term experts whose workload is estimated at 1 290 man-days over the program period.