Making policies work

Luckystar Miyandazi

  • African Regional integration processes
  • Tax policy and Domestic resource mobilization in Africa
  • Human rights and women’s rights
  • Regional Economic Bodies in Africa
  • Varied stakeholders coordination– African and Non-African Parties, donors, IFIs, consultants, private sector, BINGOs and civil society
  • African Union and EU relations
  • Conflict prevention and peace building


Luckystar is a Kenyan national and Policy Officer in the African Institutions Programme. Before joining ECDPM, she has worked as the Tax Power Campaign Africa Coordinator at Action Aid International, where she led development of, coordination and delivery of pan-African campaign actions, events and mobilization activities within the African region.

Luckystar has also worked before as the Coordinator for the East African Tax and Governance Network, hosted by the Tax Justice Network-Africa, a pro bono case manager with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague-Netherlands, and as a researcher with the African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) in Durban-South Africa.

Through her work in Africa, Luckystar has written a number of informative articles and reports and managed research publications on; treaties, incentives, BEPS, tax and inequality, tax and women’s rights and others on fiscal policy, and spoken on several panels on taxation and financing for Development in Africa at various international conferences and other forums in Africa, Europe and Asia. Luckystar holds a master’s degree (Distinction) in International Relations and Economics from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore- ASERI in Milan, Italy.

External publications and contributions

    Sealing the leak: Addressing financing around the 2030 Agenda

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 19-04-2017

    Corruption: A complex method of tax dodging in Africa

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 31-03-2017

    Did the 28th African Union summit meet its hype and hope?

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 03-02-2017

    There is more to the African Union than meets the eye

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 14-10-2016

    Is the African Union’s financial independence a possibility?

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 24-08-2016

    Luckystar Miyandazi

    Policy Officer African Institutions Programme




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