• 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–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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IMF’s African Technical Assistance Center South Strengthens Regional Statisticians’ Capacity

On March 21–25, 2016, AFRITAC South held a workshop at the Africa Training Institute in Mauritius on export and import price indices. Read more

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IMF’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for Southern Africa Supports Strengthening Risk Based Supervision

On February 22–26, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Regional Technical Assistance Center in Southern Africa (AFRITAC South) held a regional seminar at the Africa Training Institute in Mauritius on improving compliance with Risk Based Supervision (RBS) and Pillar 2 of Basel II. Read more

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AFS JAN 2016 BULLETIN

Public Financial Management: AFS TA supported countries to further improve budget and fiscal frameworks, strengthen inter-agency coordination, and make progress towards improving fiscal transparency, reporting, and risk management (Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Zambia).   Download Bulletin  

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The IMF’s Regional Technical Assistance Center South Supports Strengthening Coordinated Border Management

On February 15–19, 2016, AFRITAC South held a seminar at the Africa Training Institute in Mauritius on improving compliance of indirect taxes and coordinated border management (CBM). Read more

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ENHANCED COMPLIANCE OF INDIRECT TAXES AND COORDINATED BORDER MANAGEMENT (Feb 15 - 19, 2016)

The purpose of this seminar is to bring together senior Customs officials from Revenue Administrations in the region for both knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and experiences in the compliance of indirect taxation particularly in relation to working with other Border Control Agencies (BCA) in the inspection of cargo, documents and collection of various taxes, duties, fees, service charges etc. Download Outline

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Improving Short-Term Macroeconomic Data for Southern Africa Policymakers

AFRITAC South held two workshops at the facilities of the Africa Training Institute in Mauritius on high frequency indicators and on quarterly national accounts statistics, respectively, on December 7–18, 2015, Read more

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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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