• Mission and Vision

    Mission and Vision

    Improving the Macroeconomic Management Frameworks to foster sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Southern Africa.

Welcome to AFRITAC South

The Regional Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) in Southern Africa (AFRITAC South – AFS) is a collaborative effort between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and several bilateral and multilateral donors aimed at providing technical advice (TA) in core macroeconomic and financial management areas to countries in the African sub-Saharan region.


The centre is currently providing TAs and trainings to Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  The main mandate of AFS is to provide capacity-building assistance, facilitate the reform process in member countries, and support regional integration.


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News and Events


Southern Africa Officials Share Experience of International Public Sector Accounting and Government Finance Statistical Standards

On November 30–December 4, 2015, AFRITAC South held a seminar at the facilities of the Africa Training Institute in Mauritius on improving fiscal and statistical reporting. Read more

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AFS Annual Report FY 2015

I have the pleasure of highlighting the achievements of AFRITAC South in FY15 and pointing to the road ahead. The year has been marked by the successful conclusion of the mid-term external evaluation. Download Report Download Annex

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AFS - Quarterly Bulletin (August - October 2015)

Public Financial Management: AFS missions to Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe supported the strengthening of medium-term macro-fiscal frameworks; and one mission to Swaziland assisted on commitment and expenditure control. AFS contributed to two FAD-led missions, one to Madagascar on managing expenditure arrears and one to Lesotho on treasury reforms and decentralization.   Download Bulletin  

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The IMF’s Regional Technical Assistance Center South Supports Strengthening the Administration of Large Taxpayers in the Southern Africa region

On October 5-9, 2015, AFRITAC South organized a seminar that brought together senior Tax Administration Officials in charge of designing, leading, and implementing tax administration systems for large taxpayers from Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Read more

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Government Officials from Central and Southern Africa Promote Good Practice in Preventing Tax Fraud

The AFRITACs Central and South organized on September 28-October 2 an interregional seminar, in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute. The event organized at the institute’s headquarters in Mauritius brought together senior officials and experts in tax and customs from Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritius, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo. Read more- English version Read more - French version

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Southern Africa Officials Share Experience of Natural Resource Wealth Management

The IMF’s Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center South (AFRITAC South), in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute, held a seminar on “Strengthening Fiscal Frameworks and Public Financial Management Systems for Managing Natural Resource Wealth” on September 21–25, 2015 in Mauritius. Read more

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Seminaire Regional ( en collaboration avec AFRITAC Sud) sur L'integration des Missions Douanieres et Fiscales en vue de la lutte contre les fraudes (Septembre 28 - Octobre 04)

Besoin de mobiliser davantage de ressources fiscales dans un contexte de stagnation des revenus d’exploitations des ressources naturelles, expansion et innovation croissante du circuit informel, besoin accru d'intégration régionale et accords de démantèlement tarifaire, promotion du consentement volontaire aux droits et taxes et amélioration du climat des affaires, tels sont les défis auxquels doivent faire face, chacune de leur côté, les administrations fiscales et douanières des Etats membres d’AFRITAC Centre. Download Outline

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AFS July 2015 Bulletin

During May-July 2015, AFRITAC South (AFS) actively delivered technical assistance (TA) across the spectrum of its main areas of operation: Public Financial Management (PFM): mainly medium-term macro-fiscal frameworks (Comoros, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe), cash and expenditure management (Botswana and Comoros), internal control procedures (Madagascar), and accounting and fiscal reporting (Botswana).   Download Bulletin

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The countries of the AFS region face the challenge of mobilizing and managing resources to finance their efforts to fill the infrastructure gap and undertake needed social spending to address high poverty levels and inequalities, without creating unsustainable debt. After making substantial progress in reducing the debt burden prior to the global financial crisis, the AFS region has experienced an increase in public debt and is set to see its continued increase in the coming years. Download Outline

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PRICE STATISTICS (March 21 - 25, 2016)

The seminar is intended to broaden participants‘ understanding of the theory and practice of compiling consumer prices indices (CPIs). It focuses on the main building blocks of the CPI compilation: sampling and collecting data from retail outlets; handling temporarily and permanently unavailable items; adjusting prices due to quality changes; including new products and outlets; choosing index number formulas at lower and higher levels of aggregation; and chaining and linking indices with updated weighting structures. Download Outline

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