• 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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Member Countries

Angola
Botswana
Comoros
Lesotho
Madagascar
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Seychelles
South Africa
Swaziland
Zambia
Zimbabwe


 


 

News and Events

 

AFS July 2016 Bulletin

This bulletin is an update on the implementation of the FY17 work plan in the first quarter (May -July 2016). AFS delivered some 122 field person-weeks of technical assistance (TA) across member countries, transmitted 29 TA reports to government agencies, and conducted four regional seminars in addition to the tailored workshops and on-the-job training provided during TA field visits/missions. Download Bulletin  

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Remarks by Mr. Rameswurlall Basant Roi G.C.S.K., Governor, Bank of Mauritius

IMG_5223 An ATI course on the core elements of banking supervision, with the participation of 34 supervisors from 16 African countries, concluded on July 29, 2016. The objective of the course was to update supervisors on global regulatory and supervisory developments and to sharpen their skills. The Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, Mr. Rameswurlall Basant Roi, addressed the participants in the closing session: This visit is my first to the Africa Training Institute of the IMF in Mauritius and I am pleased to address you on the concluding day of the course on Core Elements of Banking Supervision. Thank you, Mr Ravi Mohan, Adviser to the AFRITAC, for giving me this opportunity to reflect briefly on a subject like regulation and supervision of banks that has increasingly occupied a centrally important seat in policy discussions in the past quarter of a century.   Download Full Text   

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AFS Annual Report FY 2016

AFRITAC South (AFS) is now one year away from the conclusion of phase I. Over the past five years, the center has contributed to its member countries’ macroeconomic institution-building by helping to develop expertise, strengthen economic structures, and implement reforms. Download Report Download Annex

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AFRITAC South Supports Strengthening Central Bank Communication

IMG_5223 On May 23–27, 2016, the IMF’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for Southern Africa held a seminar at the Africa Training Institute in Mauritius on Central Bank Communication. The event brought together a mix of policymakers, management, and staff from the central banks of Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia. Read more

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AFRITAC South Holds Seminar on Strengthening Supervisory Approaches to AML/CFT

IMG_5223 During May 16-20, 2016, the International Monetary Fund’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for Southern Africa (AFRITAC South) held a seminar at the premises of the IMF’s Africa Training Institute in Mauritius on Risk-Based Approaches to Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Supervision. Read more

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Tax Officials from Southern and Eastern Africa Receive Measuring and Managing Performance Training

On May 9–13, AFRITACs South and East jointly held a regional seminar at the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Mauritius on how to measure and manage performance in tax administrations using the International Survey on Revenue Administration (ISORA), hosted on the IMF’s Revenue Administration Fiscal Information Tool (RAFIT) data collection platform. Read more

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AFS April 2016 Bulletin

The AFS Steering Committee met in Ebene, Mauritius, on March 31- April 1. It endorsed the work plan for FY17, including greater flexibility for the reallocation of resources during implementation, thereby allowing AFS greater agility and responsiveness for improving execution. The FY17 work program will continue to be integrated with IMF HQ-led TA and will complement development partner initiatives in AFS member countries.   Download Bulletin  

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AFS–Report to the Steering Committee on Work Program for FY17

AFRITAC South (AFS) is now one year away from the conclusion of phase I. Over the past five years, the center has contributed to its member countries’ macroeconomic institution-building by helping to develop expertise, strengthen economic structures, and implement reforms. Download Program Download Annexes

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Southern Africa Officials Participate in IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Regional Seminar for Low-Income Countries

On April 18-22 AFRITAC South, in collaboration with the Strategy, Policy and Review Department of the IMF and the Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Global Practice of the World Bank, held a regional seminar on debt sustainability analysis for low income countries. Read more

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AFRITAC South Strengthens Member States Macroeconomic and Financial Sector Management

The Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for Southern Africa (AFRITAC South1) met during April 3–4, 2013 in Seychelles—the country that currently chairs the Committee.

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